Washout

Noun

  • An appliance designed to wash something out.

    "The cistern was fitted with washouts and air-valves."

  • A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water.
  • The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing
  • (meteorology) The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air.
  • A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain.
  • (biology, medicine) The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid.

    "a bladder washout"

  • (informal) A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person.

    "As an actor, he was a complete washout, so he went back to accounting."

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