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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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A 1992 water-conservation bill regulating toilets, urinals, shower heads and faucets may be going down the drain.
Amalgam used in fillings contains mercury, and amalgam scraps may end up going down the drain with wastewater or being deposited into trash containers.
We have to do a juggling act between putting things onstage which we think are important and worthwhile and keeping to our budget and not going down the drain.
While more than half the treated supply is going down the drain he said the target was to save 2% of water this year.
Advised to liaise with builder to avoid their money going down the drain.
The loss brings back memories of last conference that saw Blackwater Sports' finals aspiration going down the drain after losing to the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns.
So if the value of stocks and shares is falling, why are they sitting on their backsides watching our money going down the drain with the stock market?
If you see a huge amount of money going down the drain, it shouldn't take you that long to figure out something's wrong,'' said Aram Nagapetyan, 18, of North Hollywood.
Now I have to go and resurrect my career somewhere else because I feel it is going down the drain.