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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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It may be the frustration that inevitably results from seasons that are going down the drain - Cowboys coach Bill Parcells calling his team dumb.
They don't want to see everything that's been achieved in the peace process going down the drain.
He added: ``I was told to go ahead with a break in Sydney but they must have known then the club was going down the drain.
CLOTHES, false teeth and cassettes are going down the drain - according to a survey about the things blocking Scotland's pipes.
Your editorial implies that because of LAPD's compressed work schedule, crime has gone up in the city, response times have gotten longer and the city is going down the drain.
It sets the scene with Pete (Rhys Ifans), facing seeing his business going down the drain until his pal and accountant Sean, played by Fiennes, enlists the financial help of the Russian mafia.
It is scandalous that cash which could have been spent on our hospitals and schools was going down the drain.
This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country's going down the drain,'' Graham says.