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wash out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wash out

  1. 1 to be unsuccessful most of the participants in the tough training program washed out Synonyms of wash out bomb, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, failWords Related to wash out flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms of wash out cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms of wash out click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  2. 2 to make white or whiter by removing color the bright lights of the TV studio washed out her facial features, making her look as white as a ghost Synonyms of wash out blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, fade, pale, snow, whitenWords Related to wash out brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms of wash out blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms of wash out darken, deepen, embrown

  3. 3 to use up all the physical energy of that last illness washed the child out completely Synonyms of wash out break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, tire, tucker (out), exhaust, wear, wear out, wearyWords Related to wash out debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weakenNear Antonyms of wash out activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind

  4. 4 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse wash out your bathing suit in the sink Synonyms of wash out irrigate, rinse, sluice, wash, flushWords Related to wash out deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp; flow, gush, rush, stream; douche, hose; drench, saturate, soak; douse (also dowse), slosh, splash


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