Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carried or eroded away by moving water.
  • adjective Lacking color or intensity; faded.
  • adjective Exhausted or tired-looking.

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  • adjective lacking colour, as if faded
  • adjective tired, jaded and lacking animation

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

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

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Examples

  • In my uncle's diary of symptoms, light is described as washed-out moon color.

    Slate Articles

  • The economic damage wrought by Hurricane Irene—everything from washed-out roads to lost hotel bookings—could hit $12 billion or more.

    Tally of Damages Put at $12 Billion, but That Number Could Yet Rise

  • The washed-out, dainty women of the court flap and flutter and follow a set of unseen rules: who takes precedence over whom, when to sit, when to stand, how low to curtsey—endless.

    Exit the Actress

  • Many more families remained isolated by washed-out roads and bridges.

    6 Days After Deadly Mudslides In Brazil, Survivors Get Help

  • The washed-out, dainty women of the court flap and flutter and follow a set of unseen rules: who takes precedence over whom, when to sit, when to stand, how low to curtsey—endless.

    Exit the Actress

  • He's wearing washed-out jeans and his big brother's green Trees R US tee.

    BLACKBIRD

  • It will take more than a washed-out holiday weekend to put a smile back on the faces of European farmers—and policy makers.

    Europe's Drought Risks Inflation Deluge

  • Vyto Starinskas/The Rutland Herald/Associated Press People took photos of a washed-out section of Route 7 south of Rutland, Vt., Monday.

    The Aftermath of Irene

  • You should stop wearing ratty, washed-out colors like gray and brown.

    Sunny

  • It will take more than a washed-out holiday weekend to put a smile back on the faces of European farmers—and policy makers.

    Europe's Drought Risks Inflation Deluge

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