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washed-out

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1 lacking intensity of color
  • washed-out blond hair

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2 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
  • feeling washed-out after the endless primary season, the party's nominee needs a vacation more than anything

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washed out

verb
past tense of wash out

Synonyms & Antonyms of washed out (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be unsuccessful
  • most of the participants in the tough training program washed out

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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

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3 to use up all the physical energy of
  • that last illness washed the child out completely

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4 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse
  • wash out your bathing suit in the sink

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The first known use of washed-out was in 1796

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“Washed-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/washed-out. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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