rain-wash


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rain-wash

(rān′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
n.
Rock debris transported downhill by rain.
tr.v. rain-washed, rain-wash·ing, rain-wash·es
To wash (material) down a slope by rain.
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Noun1.rain-wash - the washing away of soil or other loose material by rain
washout, wash - the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
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It's another rain-washed Christmas behind the dismal window,
The majority of the friction from the braking surfaces is particulate that drops to the road surface and is rain-washed into all water sources.
People in most rain-washed areas are facing problems as the electricity went off as soon as the fresh wet spell began in today's small hours.