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1 [usually in singular] informal an event that is spoiled by constant or heavy rain. a disappointing failure:the film was a washout 2a breach in a road or railroad track caused by flooding. Geology a channel cut into a sedimentary deposit by rushing water and filled with younger material. 3 Medicine the removal of material or a substance from the body or a part of it, either by washing with a fluid, or by allowing it to be eliminated over a period.