Definition of washout

Definition of washout
  1. washout Noun An act of washing something out, or an appliance or device for doing so.
  2. washout Noun The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid.
  3. washout Noun The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air.
  4. washout Noun A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water.
  5. washout Noun A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person.
  6. washout Noun A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain.
  7. washout Noun The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing
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