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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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Minimum Surgery, stoma and abdominal washout plays a fundamental role in saving the lives along with anti-TB treatment over a period of twelve months.
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=0.0033), but not for the Aisys (P=0.068, Table 1).
Instead, the washout was even more complete than the last time the teams met in this competition, at Headingley last season.
Yesterday's washout meant the teams took a point apiece so Warwickshire remain top of the North Conference.
In total, 56 of the 74 papers which were analyzed listed washout durations for the prostaglandin analogues.
Comparison between the two measurements was used to determine change in IOP due to the 4-week washout (Table 2).
Two studies showed a sustained IOP-lowering effect relative to pretreatment baseline after four weeks after washout. Heterogeneity between studies that investigated the impact on IOP ([Isup.2] = 89.3%) was significantly (p = 0.0) high.
Following the "no bait, no fish" adage, if they don't find fleas, they move on to another washout.