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 for etiolate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\, Etiolated \E"ti*o*la`ted\, a.
     Having a blanched or faded appearance, as birds inhabiting
     desert regions.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\ v. i. [imp. & p. p. Etiolated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Etiolating.] [F. ['e]tioler to blanch.]
     1. To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by
        excluding the light of the sun, as, plants.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) To become pale through disease or absence of light.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Etiolate \E"ti*o*late\, v. t.
     1. To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's
        rays.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of
        light. Etiolate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  etiolate
      adj 1: (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by
             being deprived of light; "etiolated celery" [syn:
             etiolate, etiolated, blanched]
      v 1: make weak by stunting the growth or development of
      2: bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant)
         by excluding sunlight
      3: make pale or sickly; "alcohol etiolates your skin"

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