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"washed out" in British 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)

"washed-out" in American English

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washed-outadjective

 /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)
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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