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Flaminius
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etiolate

Postby Flaminius » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:37 am

Etiolate is one of the words that I have difficulty in using within a proper context.

Mira read the telegram and went pale.
The telegram etiolated Mira.

Etiology is similar word but comes from a differenct source by the way.

KatyBr
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ETIOLATED

Postby KatyBr » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:13 pm

etiolated is a plant that has grown tall thin and pale seeking the sun where it can't get enough to build any good chlorophil to be healthy.
I use it t discribe a certain class of female child who has grown tall and painfully thin, whose clothing seems to hover 1/2 inch above the surface of her skin. But I'm using it wrong too.


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Re: ETIOLATED

Postby anders » Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:00 pm

KatyBr wrote:etiolated is a plant that has grown tall thin and pale seeking the sun where it can't get enough to build any good chlorophil to be healthy.
Katy

FWIW, that's the only way I ever used it.
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