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1 : faded in color 2 : depleted in vigor or animation

What's the meaning of washed out in the following sentence.

Gov. Chet Culver has declared 55 of Iowa's 99 counties to be state disaster areas.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported in Iowa, but one man was killed in southern Minnesota when his car plunged from a washed-out road into floodwaters. Another person was rescued from a nearby vehicle in the town of Albert Lea.

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This is verb + adverb as adjective. Washed out road = a road whose foundations have been washed out and away by flooding.
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New2grammarWhat's the meaning of washed out in the following sentence.
swept away by the erosive power of moving water
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