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Definition of drain:

  1. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
  2. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country.
  3. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
  4. To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
  5. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
  6. 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.
  7. To filter.
  8. To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.

Synonyms:

pipe, use up, draw, bolt, tired, enfeeble, waste, wear, channel, eat up, run out, duct, waste pipe, expire, expend, depletion, flow away, exhaustion, finish, increase, poop out, give out, consume, flow off, impoverish, fail, cutback, let up, wear down, conk out, ebb, play out, bolt out, abatement, spill, debilitate, drainpipe, pump, draw down, let out, rich, draining, drainage, give, diminution, slash, run down, strain, conduit, tire, reduction, consumption, slowdown, run through, rebate, sewer, polish off, weary, diminishment, tail away, beetle off, peter out, peter, spend, jade, curtailment, wear out.

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