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Synonyms for drain

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

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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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The field distribution in a 2D MFEL for the case of an active drain in Leonhardt's analytical model (see Figures 4(a) and (b)) and that for the case of a PPD (see Figures 4(c) and (d)) located exactly at the image point are almost the same, which shows that we can use a PPD to mimic the drain in Leonhardt's analytical model.
Suction can be applied to convert a chest tube drain into an active drain.
Identification of gauge glass required a different approach, because the parameters of constantly active drain could not be measured with existing sensor.
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