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drain

drain

 
 
pronunciation:
dreIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
down the drain
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part of speech: verb
inflections: drained, draining, drains
definition 1: to remove a liquid from by means of flow through a pipe.
Should I drain the bathtub?
similar words:
bleed, draw, pump, siphon, tap
definition 2: to remove from gradually by pouring or letting flow.
She drained the antifreeze from her car radiator.
similar words:
discharge, empty, remove, tap, withdraw
definition 3: to make empty by drinking the contents of.
He drained his glass in one swallow.
synonyms:
finish off
similar words:
consume, down, empty, polish off
definition 4: to cause to be used up.
The exercise drained his strength.
synonyms:
exhaust, spend, use up, waste
similar words:
milk
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device, such as a pipe, through which a liquid is drained.
The drain in the sink is clogged.
 
synonyms:
pipe, siphon, tube
similar words:
outlet, pump, tap
definition 2: something that slowly uses up energy, money, or some other resource.
Doctors' bills are a drain on our savings.
similar words:
expenditure, expense
phrase: down the drain
derivations: drainable (adj.), drainer (n.)
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