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Definitions of drain

  1. To flow off gradually; to be emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To draw off gradually; dry by draining; exhaust. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To draw off, as a fluid; draw a fluid from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To exhaust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To filter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To draw off gradually; empty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To flow off gradually. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. make weak; "Life in the camp drained him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To flow off or leak away gradually; become exhausted. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To draw off gradually; to filter; to empty of liquor; to draw water off and make dry; to empty or exhaust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To make dry by drawing off the water; to free from water gradually; to empty; to exhaust; to be freed from moisture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. a gradual depletion; "a drain on resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a pipe through which liquid is carried away Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A channel or pipe for useless water; a sewer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. A water-course: a ditch: a sewer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A pipe or trench for draining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Withdrawal; a channel through which water or other liquid flows off; a watercourse; a sewer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A channel, trench, or ditch for conveying water; a sink or small sewer; a gutter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. DRAINABLE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for drain

  1. She was a constant drain on Edith's ready sympathy. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. Cylinder drain cocks sometimes have a check valve upon them, so that while the water may pass out of the cylinder the air cannot pass in and destroy or impair the vacuum. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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