Definition of Washout

1. Noun. The channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water. "It was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

Generic synonyms: Channel, Groove



2. Noun. The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway). "From the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
Exact synonyms: Wash
Specialized synonyms: Rain-wash
Generic synonyms: Soil Erosion
Derivative terms: Wash Out

3. Noun. Someone who is unsuccessful.
Exact synonyms: Dud, Flop
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Failure, Loser, Nonstarter, Unsuccessful Person

Definition of Washout

1. n. The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away.

2. n. The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away.

Definition of Washout

1. Noun. An act of washing something out, or an appliance or device for doing so. ¹

2. Noun. (biology medicine) The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid. ¹

3. Noun. (meteorology) The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air. ¹

4. Noun. A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water. ¹

5. Noun. (colloquial) A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person. ¹

6. Noun. A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain. ¹

7. Noun. The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Washout

1. an erosion of earth by the action of water [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Washout

washing of feet
washing off
washing powder
washing soda
washing stuff
washing up
washings
washitsu
washitsus
washland
washlands
washlet
washline
washload
washloads
washout (current term)
washout test
washouts
washover
washovers
washpot
washpots
washrag
washrags
washroom
washrooms
washstand
washstands
washt
washtub

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