Definition of washed out adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    washed out

    BrE BrE//ˌwɒʃt ˈaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɑːʃt ˈaʊt//
    , NAmE//ˌwɔːʃt ˈaʊt//
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  1. 1(of cloth, clothes or colours) no longer brightly coloured, often as a result of frequent washing She didn't like jeans that looked too washed out. a pair of washed-out old jeans The walls were a washed-out blue colour.
  2. 2(of a person) pale and tired synonym exhausted He always looks washed out at the end of the week.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: washed out