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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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One Aestiva anaesthetic machine gave significantly prolonged sevoflurane washout times (108 and 111 minutes) (see Discussion).
The shape of the washout curves suggests an initial rapid washout of volatile agent present within the circuit as a vapour, and a slower washout of agent that has been absorbed by the internal components and is then released as the concentration within the lumen of the circuit falls and the agent moves down the concentration gradient from component to circuit lumen.
The washout times for sevoflurane (51 minutes) and desflurane (71 minutes) were significantly different for the Aestiva (P=0.
Being introduced at the World of Concrete, the EnviroWash System is the only concrete washout solution that prevents nearly 90% of rainwater and groundwater contamination throughout the building process with patent-pending closed-loop concrete wastewater recycling, treatment and handling technology.
Yesterday's washout meant the teams took a point apiece so Warwickshire remain top of the North Conference.
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.
Forest Service roads are closed due to washouts and slides.
With heavy showers forecast, the last thing the Bears needed was another washout.