drain definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to-draw off (a liquid) by a gradual process: drained water from sink.
    • resulting in liquid to go out from; vacant: exhausted the bath tub; empty the pond.
    • to-draw from the surface water of: The Mississippi River drains an enormous location.
    • To take in all of the items of: drained the glass.
    • To diminish slowly, particularly to the level of total exhaustion. See Synonyms at deplete.
    • To fatigue or invest emotionally or physically: The day's activities entirely exhausted me of most power.
    • to-draw down by degrees; to cause to move slowly out or off; ergo, resulting in the exhaustion of.
    • To exhaust of fluid articles by attracting them off; to create gradually dry or bare; to get rid of surface liquid, as from roads, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; for this reason, to exhaust; to bare of wide range, resources, or even the like.
    • To filter.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To move down or away: Gasoline exhausted slowly from tilted will.
    • to be bare because of the drawing off of fluid: watched the bathtub gradually deplete.
    • To discharge area or extra liquid: The Niagara River drains into Lake Ontario. Whenever inundated, the swamp drains northward.
    • To become gradually exhausted; dwindle: experienced his enthusiasm draining.
    • To move gradually.
    • In order to become emptied of liquor by flowing or losing.
  • noun:
    • A pipe or station by which fluid is attracted down.
    • Medicine a computer device, like a tube, inserted in to the orifice of a wound or body hole to facilitate discharge of liquid or purulent material.
    • The act or process of draining.
    • A gradual outflow or loss; usage or depletion: the drain of younger talent by emigration.
    • Something that triggers a gradual reduction: interruptions being a drain on my persistence.
    • A conduit allowing liquid to move out-of an otherwise contained amount.
    • Something eating resources and providing nothing in exchange.
    • An act of urination.
    • The name of 1 terminal of a field impact transistor (FET).
    • The act of draining, or of attracting down; steady and constant outflow or detachment.
    • That means which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
    • The whole grain from the mashing bathtub.
    • The act of draining or attracting down, or of emptying by attracting down; steady or continuous outflow, withdrawal, or expenditure.
    • whatever drains, or by means of which draining is straight away effected.
    • Specifically— A passage, pipe, or open channel for the removal of water or other liquid; especially, a pipe or channel for removing the surplus water from soils. Drains may be open ditches or sunken pipes or conduits. Those for wet lands are so made as to permit the percolation into them of water from the adjacent soil, as by the use in a covered conduit of porous earthen pipes or tiles, or of a filling of small stones, of an open cut where there is a sufficient slope, etc. See sewer.
    • The trench where the melted material moves from a furnace on molds
    • In surgery, a hollow sound or canula regularly draw down purulent matter from a deep sitting abscess.
    • Pl. The whole grain through the mash-tub: distinctively labeled as brewers' drains.
    • In ship-building, a large pipe which operates through or over the double-bottom of a war-ship and it is linked to the principal pumps to eliminate liquid from the various compartments.
    • a pipe through which fluid is carried away
    • draining one thing accomplished by allowing liquid to operate out of it
    • pipe placed into a body cavity (as during surgery) to get rid of undesired product
    • a gradual exhaustion of power or resources
  • idiom:
    • along the strain To or to the problem of being squandered or lost: All of our best laid plans are along the drain.
  • verb:
    • to get rid of liquid.
    • resulting in fluid to move off.
    • To convert a perennially damp destination into a dry one.
    • To diminish of power or sources.
    • To fall from the base for the playfield.
    • vacant of fluid; deplete the liquid from
    • circulation off gradually
    • deplete of resources
    • make weak
  • others:
    • To draw down gradually, as a liquid; remove or convey away by levels, as through conduits, by filtration, or by any similar procedure: as, to drain liquid from land, wine from lees, or bloodstream from the human body; to strain away the specie of a country.
    • To no-cost, clear, or deprive by degrees, by a liquid; bare or exhaust slowly: since, to drain land of water (the most familiar utilization of the term); to deplete a vessel of their articles; to drain a country of its sources.
    • To flow off slowly.
    • become gradually emptied, as of a liquid: as, the cask slowly drains.

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