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Definitions of drain:

  • noun:   emptying accomplished by draining
  • noun:   a gradual depletion of energy or resources
    Example: "A drain on resources"
  • noun:   a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  • noun:   tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  • verb:   flow off gradually
    Example: "The rain water drains into this big vat"
  • verb:   empty of liquid; drain the liquid from
    Example: "We drained the oil tank"
  • verb:   deplete of resources
    Example: "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  • verb:   make weak
    Example: "Life in the camp drained him"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5166)


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