Meaning of “washed out” in the English Dictionary

"washed out" in English

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washed outadjective

uk /ˌwɒʃt ˈaʊt/ us /ˌwɑːʃt ˈaʊt/

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 look completely washed out.

(Definition of “washed out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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/ˈwɑʃtˈɑʊt, ˈwɔʃt-/

lacking color or appearing old as a result of being washed over and over again:

a pair of washed-out jeans

Someone who looks washed-out looks pale and tired.

(Definition of “washed-out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)