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washout

1. Geology
a. erosion of the earth's surface by the action of running water
b. a narrow channel produced by this erosion
2. Aeronautics a decrease in the angle of attack of an aircraft wing towards the wing tip

washout

[′wäsh‚au̇t]
(engineering)
An overlarge well bore caused by the solvent and erosional action of drilling fluid.
A fluid-cut opening resulting from leaking fluid.
(mining engineering)
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Patients with burst abdomen were given an emergency wash out and laparotomy or abdominal washout with deep tension sutures.
The washout times for sevoflurane and desflurane were compared for each machine using two-tailed unpaired Student's t-tests.
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Instead, the washout was even more complete than the last time the teams met in this competition, at Headingley last season.
The washouts could add an hour or more to commutes.
Among the impacted NPS hiking, biking and equestrian pathways, which may require 12 to 18 months to repair washouts and remove fallen trees and debris:
Landfill operators are thinking ahead to possible washouts from heavy El Nino-spawned rains.
Because of roads blocked by mudslides and washouts, skiers can't reach Sierra Nevada resorts and many gamblers can't get to casinos in Nevada.
With the major highway into the city of Stateline blocked by mudslides and washouts, and likely to remain closed for weeks, tourism has dropped off sharply.
The damage on roads and trails ranges from monster potholes to washouts and downed trees.