washout

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noun wash·out \ˈwȯsh-ˌau̇t, ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washout

  1. 1a :  the washing out or away of something and especially of earth in a roadbed by a freshetb :  a place where earth is washed away

  2. 2 :  one that fails to measure up :  failure: such asa :  one who fails in a course of training or studyb :  an unsuccessful enterprise or undertaking

Examples of washout in a Sentence

  1. He was a washout as a professional golfer.

  2. The team lost so many games that the season was a total washout.

  3. Yesterday's game was a washout.

Recent Examples of washout from the Web

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First Known Use of washout

1873


WASHOUT Defined for English Language Learners

washout

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Definition of washout for English Language Learners

  • : a complete failure

  • : an event, game, etc., that is canceled because of rain


WASHOUT Defined for Kids

washout

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noun wash·out \ˈwȯsh-ˌau̇t, ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washout for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where earth has been washed away

  2. 2 :  a complete failure


Medical Dictionary

washout

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noun wash·out \ˈwȯsh-ˌau̇t, ˈwäsh-\

Medical Definition of washout

  1. :  the action or process of progressively reducing the concentration of a substance (as a dye injected into the left ventricle of the heart)



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