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Meaning of DRAINAGE

Pronunciation:  'dreynij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  emptying accomplished by draining

DRAINAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drain
 See Also: emptying, evacuation, voidance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drain"age\, n.
1. A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also,
   that which flows out of a drain.

2. The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its
   streams and rivers.

3. (Engin.) The system of drains and their operation, by
   which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway
   beds, mines, and other works.

4. Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the
   Thames, etc. --Latham.

5. (Surg.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus
   or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.

{Drainage tube} (Surg.), a tube introduced into a wound,
   etc., to draw off the discharges.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The basin (or its area) tributary to a stream.
  2. The removal of excess surface water or groundwater from an area by means of surface or subsurface drains.
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