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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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HARD TO SWALLOW A proposal to make a New Orleans drink known as the Sazerac the official cocktail of Louisiana has gone down the drain.
It's no wonder our competitiveness has gone down the drain.
Since Tony Blair became Prime Minister, parliamentary democracy has gone down the drain.
Hundreds of cans of lager have gone down the drain as police crack down on youth disorder in Blyth Valley.
THIS careless Mother Duck must have really gone quackers when she realised all her little ones had gone down the drain - one after the other.