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washout

noun (n)

  • the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water (noun.shape)
    Example:
    It was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road.
    source: wordnet30
  • the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway) (noun.process)
    Synonym: wash
    Example:
    From the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water.
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who is unsuccessful (noun.person)
    Synonym: dud, flop
    source: wordnet30
  • The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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