wash out

Definitions of wash out
1

v wear or destroy by the force of water

“The hail storms had washed out the bridges”
Type of:
destroy, ruin
destroy completely; damage irreparably

v prevent or interrupt due to rain

“The storm had washed out the game”
Synonyms:
rain out
Type of:
keep, prevent
stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

v wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt

Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink”
Synonyms:
wash, wash away, wash off
remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
Type of:
launder, wash
cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

v remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

Synonyms:
wash, wash away, wash off
rinse, wash
clean with some chemical process
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v drain off the color in the course of laundering

“The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse”
Type of:
discolor
cause to lose or change color

v lose color in the process of being washed

“The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine”
Type of:
discolor
lose color or turn colorless

v deplete of strength or vitality

Type of:
weaken
lessen the strength of

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