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washout

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Noun
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wash=out

CIDE DICTIONARY

washoutn. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a complete failure; -- of an enterprise.  [PJC]
  •  a person who has failed a course of study or training, leaving the program before its completion.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

washout, n. Geol. a narrow river-channel that cuts into pre-existing sediments (see also wash-out).

THESAURUS

washout

ablution, airmanship, alluvion, alluvium, also-ran, bankrupt, bollix, bomb, botch, breakdown, breaking up, breakup, brief, briefing, bungle, bust, cataclysm, catastrophe, cave, cave-in, cleaning out, collapse, crack-up, crash, debacle, deluge, disaster, douche, douching, dud, dull thud, elution, elutriation, enema, engulfment, failure, false alarm, fiasco, fizzle, flat failure, flight plan, flood, flop, floperoo, flunk, flush, flushing, flushing out, flying lessons, foozle, frost, hash, inundation, irrigation, lathering, lavabo, lavage, lavation, laving, lemon, loser, mess, mopping, mopping up, muddle, overflow, overflowing, overrunning, pilot training, pilotship, rinse, rinsing, rundown, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, scrubbing up, shampoo, shipwreck, smash, smashup, soaping, spill, spillage, sponge, sponging, submersion, swabbing, the Deluge, the Flood, total loss, turkey, wash, washing, washing up, washup, whelming, wiping up, wrack, wreck

ROGET THESAURUS

washout

Destruction

N destruction, waste, dissolution, breaking up, diruption, disruption, consumption, disorganization, fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash, eboulement, smash, havoc, delabrement, debacle, break down, break up, fall apart, prostration, desolation, bouleversement, wreck, wrack, shipwreck, cataclysm, washout, extinction, annihilation, destruction of life, knock-down blow, doom, crack of doom, destroying, demolition, demolishment, overthrow, subversion, suppression, abolition, biblioclasm, sacrifice, ravage, razzia, inactivation, incendiarism, revolution, extirpation, beginning of the end, commencement de la fin, road to ruin, dilapidation, sabotage, destroyed, perishing, trembling to its fall, nodding to its fall, tottering to its fall, in course of destruction, extinct, all-destroying, all-devouring, all-engulfing, destructive, subversive, ruinous, devastating, incendiary, deletory, destroying, suicidal, deadly, with crushing effect, with a sledge hammer, delenda est Carthago, dum Roma deliberat Saguntum perit, ecrasez l'infame.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.


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