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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking color or intensity; faded.
  • adj. Exhausted or tired-looking.
  • adj. Having dropped a project or an enterprise or having been dropped from one: a washed-out officer candidate.

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  • adj. lacking colour, as if faded
  • adj. tired, jaded and lacking animation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
  • adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color

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