Associations to the word «Drain»

Wiktionary

DRAIN, noun. A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an otherwise contained volume.
DRAIN, noun. (chiefly UK) An access point or conduit for rainwater that drains directly downstream in a (drainage) basin without going through sewers or water treatment in order to prevent or belay floods.
DRAIN, noun. Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.
DRAIN, noun. (vulgar) An act of urination.
DRAIN, noun. (electronics) The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
DRAIN, verb. (intransitive) To lose liquid.
DRAIN, verb. (intransitive) To flow gradually.
DRAIN, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To cause liquid to flow out of.
DRAIN, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.
DRAIN, verb. (transitive) To deplete of energy or resources.
DRAIN, verb. (transitive) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.
DRAIN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To filter.
DRAIN, verb. (intransitive) (pinball) To fall off the bottom of the playfield.
DRAIN FLY, noun. A fly whose larvae live in decaying organic matter underwater, most notably on the inside of drains, Clogmia albipunctata and similar species
DRAIN FLY, noun. Any species in the subfamily Psychodinae of the family Psychodidae.
DRAIN PAN, noun. Pan for collecting the condensate and funneling it to the drain line.
DRAIN PLUG, noun. Alternative form of drainplug
DRAIN PUMP, noun. Pump for high temperature and pressure water
DRAIN THE LIZARD, verb. (vulgar) (of a male) To urinate.
DRAIN THE MAIN VEIN, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To urinate.

Dictionary definition

DRAIN, noun. Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it.
DRAIN, noun. Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material.
DRAIN, noun. A pipe through which liquid is carried away.
DRAIN, noun. A gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration".
DRAIN, verb. Flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat".
DRAIN, verb. Deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy".
DRAIN, verb. Empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank".
DRAIN, verb. Make weak; "Life in the camp drained him".

Wise words

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