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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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I had high hopes of going to college, hopes and dreams that went down the drain,'' said Isa, a retired secretary living in Sun Valley.
DOUBLE British hillclimb champ Graeme Wight's hopes of retaining his title went down the drain on Sunday thanks to some typically wet Scottish weather.
They went down the drain and managed to get two of them out but I think a few ducklings had gone into the tunnel too far and they couldn't go after them because of a lack of oxygen down there.
One said: "He has been forced to watch as a 15-year TV career went down the drain.
A lot of mom-and-pop stores went down the drain, including me.