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Synonyms for drain
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drain, drainage(noun)

    emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

    Synonyms:
    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  2. drain(noun)

    tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

    Synonyms:
    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  3. drain, drainpipe, waste pipe(noun)

    a pipe through which liquid is carried away

    Synonyms:
    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  4. drain(verb)

    a gradual depletion of energy or resources

    "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"

    Synonyms:
    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  5. drain, run out(verb)

    flow off gradually

    "The rain water drains into this big vat"

    Synonyms:
    bolt, bolt out, give out, fail, peter out, run off, poop out, run down, conk out, beetle off, debilitate, run out, spill, enfeeble, expire

  6. drain(verb)

    deplete of resources

    "The exercise class drains me of energy"

    Synonyms:
    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  7. drain(verb)

    empty of liquid; drain the liquid from

    "We drained the oil tank"

    Synonyms:
    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  8. enfeeble, debilitate, drain(verb)

    make weak

    "Life in the camp drained him"

    Synonyms:
    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drain(v)

    Synonyms:
    draw, strain, drip, percolate, drop, exhaust, empty, dry

    Antonyms:
    replenish, fill, supply, pour, moisten, drown, inundate, drench, swill

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    draw off

  2. drain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    empty, exhaust

  3. drain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make dry, clear of water or moisture

  4. drain(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    flow off

  5. drain(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    become dry

  6. drain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sewer, channel, trench, water-course

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drain(n)

    Synonyms:
    channel, gutter, trench, ditch, sewer

  2. drain(v)

    Synonyms:
    empty, exhaust, deplete, filter

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How to say drain in sign language?

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How to use drain in a sentence?

  1. Linda Fried:

    We're definitely seeing growing concern about the drain of human capital among larger companies, and interest in new models for older workers that retain them longer.

  2. Henry Allen:

    It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.

  3. Carol Levine:

    There is a cascading effect : the financial drain for the older person’s care means fewer resources not only for the caregiver but also for the younger generation’s education and future prospects, the immediate need for assistance is so compelling that future needs are often disregarded.

  4. Rand Paul:

    . @EPAScottPruitt is likely the bravest and most conservative member of Trump's Cabinet. We need him to help @realDonaldTrump drain the regulatory swamp.

  5. Steffon Josey-Davis:

    I almost fainted. My life was ruined -- all my hard work went down the drain.


Translations for drain

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  • استنزافArabic
  • отводнявам, водосток, утечка, изтичам, оттичам се, пресушавам, канал, разходBulgarian
  • afløb, dræne, bortlede, tappe, udtørre, spild, dræn, rende, tømmeDanish
  • Abfluss, ablassenGerman
  • drenar, tubo abierto, desaguar, desagüe, drenajeSpanish
  • viemäri, rasite, kuseminen, tyhjentyä, kuluttaa, viedä, dreeni, nielu, tyhjentää, kuivattaa, voimatFinnish
  • drainer, essorer, drain, gouffre, déshydrater, hémorragieFrench
  • lefolyóHungarian
  • mengurasIndonesian
  • vakuigarIdo
  • scolare, scolo, drenareItalian
  • გამოფიტვა, მილიGeorgian
  • 배수구Korean
  • exhaurireLatin
  • drenažasLithuanian
  • awakari, waikari, awakeri, wāra, waikeriMāori
  • longkangMalay
  • afvoer, leeg laten lopen, leeglopen, ontwateren, uitputten, drainerenDutch
  • drenereNorwegian
  • osuszyć, drenażPolish
  • ralo, drenar, secar, dreno, escoarPortuguese
  • ch'umayQuechua
  • conductă, goli, scurge, canal de scurgere, asanaRomanian
  • спусти́ть, осуша́ть, слива́ть, осуши́ть, истощи́ть, сток, кана́л, протека́ть, слив, ссаньё, уте́чка, сса́чка, сочи́ться, оттека́ть, выка́чивать, спуска́ть, вы́качать, слить, истоща́ть, дрена́ж, водосто́к, водоотво́д, моче́ние, течь, проса́чиваться, у́быль, расхо́дRussian
  • odtok, izsušitiSlovene
  • kullojAlbanian
  • avloppSwedish
  • спусти́ти, вису́шувати, спуска́ти, висна́жуватиUkrainian

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