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Meaning of DRAIN

Pronunciation:  dreyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  emptying accomplished by draining
  2. [n]  a gradual depletion; "a drain on resources"
  3. [n]  a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  4. [n]  tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  5. [v]  make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
  6. [v]  flow off or away gradually; "The water drained from the pipe"
  7. [v]  empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
  8. [v]  deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  9. [v]  flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
 

DRAIN is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: debilitate, drainage, drainpipe, enfeeble, flow away, flow off, run out, waste pipe
 
 See Also: bleed, brain drain, cloaca, consume, course, culvert, deplete, depletion, discharge, drawing, drawing off, eat, eat up, emaciate, empty, emptying, evacuation, exhaust, flow, macerate, pipage, pipe, piping, run, run through, scupper, sewer, sewerage, soil pipe, trap, tube, tubing, use up, voidance, waste, weaken, wipe out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Drain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drained}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Draining}.] [AS. drehnigean to drain, strain; perh. akin to
    E. draw.]
    1. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or
       off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
    
             Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
             But it was not alone that the he drained their
             treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley.
    
    2. 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.
    
             Sinking waters, the firm land to drain, Filled the
             capacious deep and formed the main.   --Roscommon.
    
    3. To filter.
    
             Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth,
             hath become fresh.                    --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Drain\, v. i.
    1. To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
    
    2. To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as,
       let the vessel stand and drain.
    
    
  3. \Drain\, n.
    1. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and
       continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie
       from a country.
    
    2. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a
       trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
    
    3. pl. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
       [Eng.] --Halliwell.
    
    {Box drain}, {Counter drain}. See under {Box}, {Counter}.
    
    {Right of drain} (Law), an easement or servitude by which one
       man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over
       the estate of another. --Kent.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

[IBM] Synonym for flush. Has a connotation of finality about it; one speaks of draining a device before taking it off-line.

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Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a drain in your dream means your need to release and channel your emotions. You should not kept you feeling inside. Alternatively, it may represent a wasted effort or loss. Consider the dream to also be a pun on something that may be draining you of your energy.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Conduit intercepting and discharging surplus surface or groundwater.
 
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