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(of a denim garment) processed with a bleach solution so that the color becomes faded and grayish.
Contemporary Examples

I mean I guess I only wore the jeans that were high waisted and acid-washed.
‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch’ Kevin Fallon March 26, 2014

Which means we have at least another season of acid-washed, faux-distressed, cotton-polyester leggings to come.
The Trend from Hell Rebecca Dana January 13, 2010


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