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washed out

adj (washed-out when prenominal)
1. (Art Terms) faded or colourless
2. exhausted, esp when being pale in appearance
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washed out

adjective
1. pale, light, flat, mat, muted, drab, lacklustre, watery, lustreless The room was now dull and flat with washed-out colours.
2. wan, drawn, pale, pinched, blanched, haggard, bloodless, colourless, pallid, anaemic, ashen, chalky, peaky, deathly pale She tried to hide her washed-out face behind large, dark glasses.
3. faded, bleached, blanched, colourless, stonewashed a washed-out blue denim jacket
4. exhausted, drained, worn-out, tired-out, spent, drawn, done in (informal), all in (slang), fatigued, wiped out (informal), weary, knackered (slang), clapped out (Austral. & N.Z. informal), dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead on your feet (informal) She looked washed-out and listless.
exhausted alert, lively, refreshed, energetic, perky, chirpy, sprightly, zippy (informal), full of beans (informal), full of pep (informal)
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washed out

adj pred, washed-out
adj attr (inf)erledigt (inf), → schlapp (inf); to feel washed outsich wie ausgelaugt fühlen (inf); to look washed outmitgenommen aussehen
References in classic literature ?
This they claimed was ten ounces; but when they filled a pan of dirt to prove the lie, they washed out twelve ounces.
His first pan of the morning washed out over two dollars in coarse gold.
In all reefs, owing to the sediment being washed out of the lagoon-channel to leeward, that side is least favourable to the long-continued vigorous growth of the corals; hence dead portions of reef not unfrequently occur on the leeward side; and these, though still retaining their proper wall-like form, are now in several instances sunk several fathoms beneath the surface.