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Definitions of draining
having a debilitating effect; "a killing job in the hot sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the hot sun" Wordnet Dictionary DB
of Drain Webster Dictionary DB
The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land. Webster Dictionary DB
Desiccatio, (F.) Dessechement. The act of drawing off the water from marshes, for the purpose of destroying the unhealthy emanations which proceed from them. It is a well known fact, that from marshes arise certain emanations or miasmata, with the nature of which we are, however, totally unacquainted, but which are the fertile source of intermittents and other diseases. Draining the soil and converting it into arable land changes its character, and the malaria ceases to be given off. It has happened, however, that although in some such situations intermittents have been got rid of, consumptions have taken their place. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
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