Washout meaning

wŏshout, wôsh-
(slang) A complete failure.
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An appliance designed to wash something out.

The cistern was fitted with washouts and air-valves.

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(biology, medicine) The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid.

A bladder washout.

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(meteorology) The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air.
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A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water.
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(colloquial) A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person.

As an actor, he was a complete washout, so he went back to accounting.

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A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain.
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The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing.
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To wash something out.
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The washing away of soil, earth, rocks, etc. by a sudden, strong flow of water.
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A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of washout - wash-out

Origin of washout

  • From the verb wash out.

    From Wiktionary