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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

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SMALL businesses setting up in Merseyside should ``get on the train to Manchester'' before their money goes down the drain, an MP said yesterday.
Not only has the company lost the client's future revenue, but all the time and effort that went into developing the relationship goes down the drain, too.
It goes down the drain of failed projects like the Belmont Learning Center, the nation's costliest school project.
But, eventually, the solar wind will run into the interstellar wind--where the water turns around and goes down the drain.
Get off your backside and get your act together before this once proud city goes down the drain.