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Drain

Pronunciation: drān
v. t.1.To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
[imp. & p. p. Drained (drānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.]
2.To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.
3.To filter.
v. i.1.To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
2.To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
n.1.The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources.
2.That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
3.The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
Box drain
See under Box, Counter.
Right of drain
(Law) an easement or servitude by which one man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over the estate of another.
- Kent.
Noun1.drain - emptying accomplished by draining
Synonyms: drainage
2.drain - tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
3.drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
4.drain - a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration"
Verb1.drain - flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
Synonyms: run out
2.drain - deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
3.drain - empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
4.drain - make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
Synonyms: debilitate, enfeeble

DRAIN. Conveying the water from one place to another, for the purpose of drying the former
     2. The right of draining water through another map's land. This is an easement or servitude acquired by grant or prescription. Vide 3 Kent, Com. 436 7 Mann. & Gr. 354; Jus aguaeductus; Rain water; Stillicidium.

drain - [IBM] Synonym for flush. Has a connotation of finality about it; one speaks of draining a device before taking it off-line.
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