wash out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wash out lose color in the process of being washed "The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"
    • v wash out drain off the color in the course of laundering "The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"
    • v wash out deplete of strength or vitality "The illness washed her out"
    • v wash out remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent "he washed the dirt from his coat","The nurse washed away the blood","Can you wash away the spots on the windows?","he managed to wash out the stains"
    • v wash out wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
    • v wash out wear or destroy by the force of water "The hail storms had washed out the bridges"
    • v wash out prevent or interrupt due to rain "The storm had washed out the game"
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Quotations

  • Dr. Hook
    Dr. Hook
    “Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.”

Idioms

Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
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Usage

In literature:

F., and kept at that heat for twenty minutes, when the cotton is taken out, well washed and dried.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
This will be vomited and it will wash out the stomach at the same time.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
We will first bathe our heads and faces, and then wash our clothes, to get some of the salt out of them.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
I go wash and lay Lavinia out.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
He showed Alice how to wash out a cloth, and Humphrey how to dust the chairs.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
Remove, open, wash out, and examine the heart.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
When laid aside, not to be used, all stiffening should be washed out, or they will often be injured.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
If you let Jesus take your little heart and wash it in His blood, nothing will ever keep you out of heaven.
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
Jack washed out the wound and bound it up as best he could.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Clean washed, and laid out for the bier, O modest matrons, weep and wail!
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
This was my usual morning wash when I slept out of doors.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
It would wash all the dragon out of it, and leave nothing but the snap.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Tibet is rich in gold, and for thousands of years the precious metal has been washed out of its surface by the crudest of methods.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Doc thought it was a pretty cool way to wash out all record of what his little force had done, but he also recognized the old fellow's position.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
But I suppose that washing out gold is too fascinating a pursuit, and that you could not drag yourself away.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
Sacred vessels, for cooking and washing, were stowed away out of reach of defilement.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
Now every centimetre contains the bacteria washed out from 0.1 gramme of the original food.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
He has found poor Drew below there, washed out by the stream!
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Marilla fed the babies, washed and put away her few dishes, then took the children out on the porch.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
Away, away with your washed-out, watery Venuses, your glassy-eyed Junos, your disdainful, half-masculine Dianas!
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
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In poetry:

And mother, wash my pale pale hands
And then bind up my feet;
My body may no longer rest
Out of its winding sheet.
"At Last" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
O rain, Summer Rain! forever,
Out of the crystal spheres,
And cool from my brain the fever,
And wash from my eyes the tears
"Summer Rain" by Kate Seymour Maclean
The drops still hang on leaf and thorn,
The downs stand up more green;
The sun comes out again in power
And the sky is washed and clean.
"The Storm" by Edward Shanks
Thou Who for us becamest poor,
Thou Who for us wast crucified,
Wash out the past in that dear Stream
That floweth from Thy piercèd Side.
"Amorem Sensus" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Beat, beat thy breast, and weep a flood,
Thy garments wash in Jesus' blood,
Cry out for grace, thy life amend,
Ere vengeance does on thee descend.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
He dwelt all alone, underneath a leaning hill,
And windows toward the hill there were none,
And on the other side they were white-washed thick,
To keep out every spark of the sun.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell

In news:

There's a washed-out look to the new front page that says one of two things, either "We're not as funny as we used to be" or "We are, but you're going to have to work a little harder to get the joke.
First things first though, no more washing the PT S*&@ box until I find out when the next bikini wash is.
Double wash out on tracks south of Stack Slough, near Lidgerwood, ND.
Time to wash out the loss to Washington.
Flash floods in NY's Catskills wash out roads, 4 people listed as missing.
Isaac won't wash out our message.
Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to wash out Republican National Convention.
Sandy didn't wash out November retail sales on LI.
Article "Rising seas expected to wash out key CA beaches" Is Not Available At This Time.
Heavy rains wash out Taylor Road.
Plastics wash out old design.
Storms could wash out 'Moving Day'.
Storms wash out Camp Whitcomb Tri.
Railroad tracks washed out near the entrance to Spirit Mountain.
NORTH MASON – The Kammenga Bridge in Tahuya State Forest near Belfair washed out last weekend during heavy rains, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
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In science:

However, because multiple distances occur and therefore different interaction strengths, these oscillations are washed out.
Observation of Stueckelberg oscillations in dipole-dipole interactions
The numerics of [RS] and Figure 1 show that these singularities are washed out.
The random phase property and the Lyapunov spectrum for disordered multi-channel systems
So for certain asymptotic considerations, such as the behavior of these coefficients as j → ∞, the effect of the isotropies ”wash out”.
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
This means that all the non-universal behavior of the additive constants is washed out and we are left with a universal function.
Entanglement spectrum of random-singlet quantum critical points
These defects are nearly completely washed out in the phase map 3.b.
Time-resolved quantitative multiphase interferometric imaging of a highly focused ultrasound pulse
Importantly for size and speed, Hadamard-based random pro jections approximately uniformize these scores, washing out interesting structure and providing a basis where simple uniform sampling performs well.
Computation in Large-Scale Scientific and Internet Data Applications is a Focus of MMDS 2010
Nevertheless memory effects are washed out at short-distances.
On the thermalization of a Luttinger liquid after a sequence of sudden interaction quenches
Therefore, at short distances the initial-state dependence as well as the history dependence are washed out by differentiable switchings and the propagator thermalizes.
On the thermalization of a Luttinger liquid after a sequence of sudden interaction quenches
In fact, quantum fluctuations wash out the sharp threshold obtained in the semiclassical framework .
Euclidean matrix theory of random lasing in a cloud of cold atoms
However, this observation is perhaps a bit naive since the proof of the Cirel’son bound itself may no longer be valid under the washed-out of all phases.
Bell's Inequalities, Superquantum Correlations, and String Theory
Identifying structure versus washing out structure.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
It is obvious that if the truncating threshold is fixed, then as the sample size goes to infinity, any effect of the heavy-tailed distribution that we started with will eventually wash out.
Effect of truncation on large deviations for heavy-tailed random vectors
To obtain the statistical properties of the moments we average over a range of energies so that oscillating phases wash out and only tra jectory sets which achieve this small action difference contribute consistently.
Universality in chaotic quantum transport: The concordance between random matrix and semiclassical theories
The situation is different for nuclei such as 22O and 46Ar, where pairing correlations are already active at the HFB level and wash out the bubble structure predicted by HF calculations .
Beyond-mean-field study of the possible "bubble" structure of 34Si
The presence of an OB companion will lead to a brighter magnitude but a lower line EW, as the line will be partially washed out by the continuum of the other star.
The Wolf-Rayet Content of M31
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