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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 classic literature ?
I've been thinking about the drains. Of course those who don't know drains think horrible things; but under this London are miles and miles--hundreds of miles--and a few days" rain and London empty will leave them sweet and clean.
When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions.
And then we got on to drains, and that put George in mind of a very funny thing that happened to his father once.
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
You little guessed How deep it drained my slender store: But there's a heart within this breast, And I WILL LEND YOU FIFTY MORE!'
The DM said that he engaged in this drive to spread the message that the workers who clean the drain are also human beings like everyone else.
The overflowing drain in Kohati, Shahi Khatta which carries the major load of the drain, garbage and other waste is known to leave piles of plastic bags over the sidewalls.
KARACHI -- The Sindh government is planning to construct a small dam or a storm-water drain right from the upper side of Northern Bypass to give way to the rainwater falling from Khirthar mountain range.
Penang Development Corporation (PDC) today said the Prangin Bypass was built to divert drain water from the canal as part of the S10 Flood Mitigation Project for the inner city.
When I was younger, the solution to a clogged drain was simple: Pick up the phone and call a plumber.
Objective: To compare the frequency of wound infection with and without subhepatic drain in patient's undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
[4] Use of drain does not reduce the reoperation rate also reported in many studies.
Condensate drain options vary, from the basic manual ball valve which requires operators to open the drains on frequent intervals, automatic float drains which open and close as the condensate builds in a reservoir and do not require power but have a habit of creating air leak sources if the float does not seat correctly after opening.
The Paisley Abbey drain is being opened to members of the public for the first time.