drain

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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 ?
Somehow, the institutions that have gone down the drain have to be replaced.
To his credit Drakes hasn't missed a Championship game but his bowling has gone down the drain - six wickets at a cost of 390 runs from the last four games.
Locals have since shunned the hotel and the Davidson's business has gone down the drain.
Officials acknowledge that without the immediate threat of shortage, a number of conservation habits have gone down the drain.
But perhaps there would be more to spare for security if hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns for subway construction surely hadn't gone down the drain.