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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(ii) Specific Light

429. [Absence of Color.] Achromatism.

   NOUN:ACHROMATISM, achromatization; decoloration, decolorization, discoloration; pallor, pallidity; paleness &c. adj.; etiolation.
  neutral tint, monochrome, black and white.
   VERB:LOSE COLOR [See Color]; fade, fly, go, become colorless &c. adj.; turn pale; pale, fade out, bleach out; wan; fly, go.
  DEPRIVE OF COLOR, decolor or decolour, decolorize or decolourize, whiten, bleach, tarnish, achromatize, blanch, etiolate, wash out, tone down.
   ADJECTIVE:COLORLESS; achromatic; uncolored &c. (see color [See Color]); etiolated; hueless, pale, pallid; pale-faced, anæmic or anemic, tallow-faced; faint, dull, cold, muddy, leaden, dun, wan, sallow, dead, dingy, ashy, ashen, ghastly, cadaverous, glassy, lackluster; discolored &c. v.
  pale as -death, – ashes, – a witch, – a ghost, – a corpse.
  LIGHT-COLORED, fair, blond, ash-blond; white [See Whiteness]; tow-headed, tow-haired.
   QUOTATION:O pale, pale now those rosy lips I oft hae kissed sae fondly.—Burns