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"washed out" in British English

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washed outadjective

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  • washed out adjective (NOT BRIGHT)

Washed out ​cloth has ​become less ​bright as a ​result of being ​washed a lot: She was ​wearing an ​old washed-out ​T-shirt and ​jeans.
  • washed out adjective (TIRED)

feeling or ​looking very ​tired: [before noun] I have to wearmake-up in the ​winter or I ​lookcompletelywashed out.
(Definition of washed out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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washed-outadjective

 /ˈwɑʃtˈɑʊt, ˈwɔʃt-/
lackingcolor or ​appearingold as a ​result of being ​washed over and over again: a ​pair of washed-out ​jeans Someone who ​looks washed-out ​lookspale and ​tired.
(Definition of washed-out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “washed out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不鲜亮的, 洗得褪色的…
in Turkish solgun, cansız…
in Russian изможденный, бледный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不鮮亮的, 洗得褪色的…
in Polish wymęczony…
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