washed-out

adjective
\ ˈwȯsht-ˈau̇t How to pronounce washed-out (audio) , ˈwäsht- \

Definition of washed-out

1 : faded in color
2 : depleted in vigor or animation : exhausted

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First Known Use of washed-out

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of washed-out was in 1796

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“Washed-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washed-out. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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washed-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of washed-out

of a color : not bright : very light or faded
: very tired and without energy

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