Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb etiolate

3 senses of etiolate

Sense 1
etiolate -- (make weak by stunting the growth or development of)
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
etiolate -- (bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
etiolate -- (make pale or sickly; "alcohol etiolates your skin")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj etiolated

1 sense of etiolated

Sense 1
etiolate, etiolated, blanched -- ((especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Similarity of adj etiolated

1 sense of etiolated

Sense 1
etiolate, etiolated, blanched -- ((especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

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