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Definition 1: (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight - [noun denoting act]

Samples where etiolation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the etiolation of celery

(etiolation is a kind of ...) the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)

(etiolation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 2: the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where etiolation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the etiolation of the critical tradition

(etiolation is a kind of ...) the act of reducing the strength of something

Definition 3: a pale and sickly appearance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where etiolation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his etiolation signaled years in prison

(etiolation is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

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