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Synonyms for drain

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drainverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drain, drainagenoun

    emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  2. drainnoun

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

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  3. drain, drainpipe, waste pipenoun

    a pipe through which liquid is carried away

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  4. drainverb

    a gradual depletion of energy or resources

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

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  5. drain, run outverb

    flow off gradually

    "The rain water drains into this big vat"

    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. drainverb

    deplete of resources

    "The exercise class drains me of energy"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  7. drainverb

    empty of liquid; drain the liquid from

    "We drained the oil tank"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  8. enfeeble, debilitate, drainverb

    make weak

    "Life in the camp drained him"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drainverb

    draw off

  2. drainverb

    empty, exhaust

  3. drainverb

    make dry, clear of water or moisture

  4. drainverb

    flow off

  5. drainverb

    become dry

  6. drainnoun

    sewer, channel, trench, water-course

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drainnoun

    channel, gutter, trench, ditch, sewer

  2. drainverb

    empty, exhaust, deplete, filter

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How to use drain in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Cho:

    People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.

  2. Roy Richter:

    Police officers never stopped their daily job of putting themselves in harm's way protecting New Yorkers, this past month we experienced an unparalleled drain on our resources policing protesters gone wild and horrible tragedy in the assassination of our two brothers in blue.

  3. Andrea Barrio:

    Our breasts normally drain fluid, like water flowing through a river, a tumor can almost be like a dam.

  4. Anthony Almojere:

    You have to have a little reservoir of hope, and the pandemic can drain that reservoir.

  5. Grzegorz Skowro?ski:

    The lignite mines are definitely to blame. The lake dropped by five metres since they started to massively drain the soil to dig for coal at the Jó?win mine.

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
  • வடிகால்Tamil
  • спусти́ти, вису́шувати, спуска́ти, висна́жуватиUkrainian

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