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Synonyms for drain

Synonyms for drain

to remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process

to lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential

to diminish the strength and energy of

Synonyms for drain

emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

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a pipe through which liquid is carried away

a gradual depletion of energy or resources

flow off gradually

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empty of liquid

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make weak

References in periodicals archive ?
But when I saw the HydroMaid literally chop up a beer bottle and send tiny glass pieces easily down the drain, I was sold on this product.
After 20 years, the company found itself strapped for cash, making its way down the drain.
The same water that powers the five cutting blades also cycles through the system and flushes the food particulates down the drain.
The implication was that California was getting ready to go down the drain again.
You don't have to worry about emptying cassettes and changing film for each job, and the wastewater is so clean, we just pour it down the drain.
MORE than half the drinking water produced by some counties goes down the drain, it was revealed yesterday.
That premise led Greess to a new book Stop Spraying Money Down the Drain where he takes a closer look at the ways pest control companies can reduce downtime and change their costs on an ongoing basis.
I never know if the spot cream I never know if the spot cream I'm buying is actually helping or I'm buying is actually helping or if if I'm just throwing my money I'm just throwing my money down the drain.
The fire service was then called to assist and used a crowbar to lift the drain cover in the middle of the road and then poured water down the drain to flush the ducklings through.
Mr Murphy said: "[Allen] said he only had PS5 and if they didn't take the fish he would put them down the drain.
It's tempting to wash things down the drain when cleaning dishes but food and grease can build up in the pipes causing clogs.
SIR - Guto Bebb rightly worries about taxpayers' money going down the drain concerning the new air craft carrier(s) ('Taxpayers' money down the drain' in aircraft carrier fiasco' WM, Sept 3).
Deputy acting coroner for West Yorkshire Tim Ratcliffe said: "It's reasonable to draw inference on the balance of probabilities that for some reason his keys got down the drain and he was trying to retrieve them.
In a recent poll homeowners admitted that pouring it down the drain was their preferred method of getting rid of it.
A FATHER lost his temper with the mother of his child after she flushed his steroids down the drain, a court heard.
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