stone·​washed | \ˈstōn-ˌwȯsht, -ˌwäsht also -ˌwȯrsht or -ˌwärsht\

Definition of stonewashed 

: subjected to a washing process during manufacture that includes the use of abrasive stones especially to create a softer fabric stonewashed denim jeans

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stonewashed

—used to describe clothes (such as jeans) that are made lighter in color and softer by being washed with small stones

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