Definition of wipeout in English:

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wipeout

Pronunciation: /ˈwīpˌout/

noun

informal
1An instance of complete destruction: a nuclear wipeout
More example sentences
  • And with an entire community having sprouted along the river, there is no doubt that the next flood will be a complete wipeout.
  • One consequence was the virtual wipeout of Mexico's small farmers by a flood of subsidized U.S. food imports.
1.1A complete failure.
Example sentences
  • Facing a potential cross-country wipeout on Tuesday, Edwards decided that a winning smile and a passionate stump speech were not enough to save his candidacy.
  • He faced fatigue, dehydration, French citizens, crashes, and near wipeout during the grueling 2,130-mile race.
  • For a fledgling company, attempting to staff a 24-7 live-help operation seems brashly ambitious, if not a sure path to wipeout.
1.2The obliteration of one radio signal by another.
1.3A fall from a surfboard.
Example sentences
  • He experienced the best and the worst of Pipeline with a perfect 10, a handful of hideous wipeouts and broken surfboards.
  • Combine ceiling high sets with powerful rip currents and Rockaway's notorious, shifty, ledgy peaks, and the stage was set for some serious ripping… and brutal wipeouts.
  • Wear a wetsuit that won't blow open in severe wipeouts.

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Syllabification: wipe·out

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