- s drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
felt completely washed-out
- s having lost freshness or brilliance of color
a very pale washed-out blue
- For those who live in a city or near one, the night sky isn't much to look atjust a few scattered stars in a smoggy, washed-out, light-polluted expanse.
- For those who live in a city or near one, the night sky isn't much to look at--just a few scattered stars in a smoggy, washed-out expanse.
- Levees and floodwalls are being repaired and fortified; washed-out neighborhoods are repopulating.
- Colin Powell in guardian.co.uk
This Bill Ayers situation that's been going on for weeks became something of a central point of the campaign,Powell said. "But Mr. McCain says that he's a washed-out terrorist. Well, then, why do we keep talking about him?"