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Verb: drain  dreyn
  1. Flow off gradually
    "The rain water drains into this big vat";
    - 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"
     
  4. Make weak
    "Life in the camp drained him";
    - enfeeble, debilitate
Noun: drain  dreyn
  1. Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
    - drainage
     
  2. (surgery) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
     
  3. A pipe through which liquid is carried away
    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drain";
    - drainpipe, waste pipe
     
  4. A gradual depletion of energy or resources
    "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"

Derived forms: drained, drains, draining

Type of: consume, course, deplete, depletion, eat, eat up, empty, emptying, evacuation, exhaust, feed, flow, pipage, pipe, piping, run, run through, tube, tubing, use up, voidance, weaken, wipe out

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