1 emptying accomplished by draining [syn: drainage]
2 tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
4 a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration"
1 flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat" [syn: run out]
2 deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
3 empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an
otherwise contained volume.
- The drain in the kitchen sink is clogged.
- Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.
- That rental property is a drain on our finances.
- An act of urination.
A conduit for liquids
Something consuming resources with no gains
- To lose liquid.
- The clogged sink drained slowly.
- transitive ergative
To cause liquid to flow out of.
- Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.
- transitive ergative
To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.
- They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.
- To deplete of energy or resources.
- The stress of this job is really draining me.
- To explore a drain or other tunnel system
Dry out a wet place
Explore a drain
Drain may refer to:
- An exit-point for waste water or water that is to be re-circulated in fountains, pools, or drains that are used in plumbing
- Drainage, the
natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from
a given area
- Storm drain, a system of collecting and disposing of rain water in an urban area
- Drain STH, a disbanded female hard-rock band from Sweden
- Drain (surgery), a tube used to remove pus or other fluids from a wound
- Drain, Maine-et-Loire, a commune in Maine-et-Loire département, France
- One terminal in a field effect transistor
- Waterloo & City Line, in the London Underground, nicknamed the The Drain
- Data Drain, a fictional element and technique in the .hack universe
- Drain, Oregon, a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States
- Drain (comic), A comic book series staring a vampire
drain in French: Drain
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