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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of etiolate.
- adj. Blanched because of sunlight deprivation or excessive exposure to sunlight.
- adj. grown in the dark
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- adj. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
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Hardly the kind of etiolated artsy sort of thing you're complaining about.
The pictures, dramatically arrayed on the walls according to their distance from Hiroshima's Ground Zero, show landscapes of burned-over rubble, concrete and steel buildings reduced to etiolated skeletons, and close-ups of flash burns and other interesting evidence of the awesome destructiveness of the bomb.
It is a sign of the etiolated nature of the recovery that both options are currently "in play".
If you want some quiet R & R — I know, I know, we are shopping, not on a retreat, but bear with me — the lavendar, orchid-strewn, light-flooded, minimalist "arena" where shoes from the likes of Balenciaga (stunning raspberry etiolated "Countess" pumps, £ 325) keep company with Jil Sander's lace-up gray brogue's (£ 410) — perfect for baggy or slouchy pants — offers what you might term a "moment" for retail reflection.
He is in complete control of his long, etiolated body—his small waist circled by a gold belt, fastening his ivory robe.
He is no longer just the arch mannerist, the etiolated epigone of Michelangelo, perverse and stylised in equal measure.
There is, therefore, a risk that as the government shrinks the public sector there is only an etiolated private sector to take its place.
The wedding planner in me was relieved, but the Jackson in me felt, for the first time, a little sad about the etiolated state of the Jackson family horticulture.
The mouse embodied the maturity of cancer genetics: scientists had created real, living tumors not just abstract, etiolated foci in petri dishes by artificially manipulating two genes, ras and myc, in an animal.
Could this effect, or some etiolated cousin of it, be harnessed in a controlled setting, in a hospital, in tiny, monitored doses, to target malignant white cells?