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English definition of “washed out”

washed out

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washed out adjective (NOT BRIGHT)

describes cloth that has become less bright as a result of being washed a lot: She was wearing an old washed-out T-shirt and jeans.Pale and colourless and causing colour to fadeWords used to describe textiles

washed out adjective (TIRED)

feeling or looking very tired: [before noun] I have to wear a bit of make-up in the winter or I look completely washed out.Tired and making tired
(Definition of washed out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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