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    drain

    drain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drain

    Definition
    (noun) emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
    Synonyms : drainage
    Definition
    (noun) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material Definition
    (noun) a pipe through which liquid is carried away
    Synonyms : drainpipe , waste pipe
    Definition
    (noun) a gradual depletion of energy or resources
    Example Sentence
    • a drain on resources
    • a drain of young talent by emigration
    Definition
    (verb) flow off gradually
    Synonyms : run out
    Example Sentence
    • The rain water drains into this big vat
    Definition
    (verb) deplete of resources
    Example Sentence
    • The exercise class drains me of energy
    Definition
    (verb) empty of liquid; drain the liquid from
    Example Sentence
    • We drained the oil tank
    Definition
    (verb) make weak
    Synonyms : debilitate , enfeeble
    Example Sentence
    • Life in the camp drained him
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