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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

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  2. drain(noun)

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

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  3. drain, drainpipe, waste pipe(noun)

    a pipe through which liquid is carried away

    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"

    drainpipe, waste pipe, drainage

  5. drain, run out(verb)

    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. drain(verb)

    deplete of resources

    "The exercise class drains me of energy"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  7. drain(verb)

    empty of liquid; drain the liquid from

    "We drained the oil tank"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

  8. enfeeble, debilitate, drain(verb)

    make weak

    "Life in the camp drained him"

    run out, debilitate, enfeeble

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drain(v)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drain(v. a.)

    draw off

  2. drain(v. a.)

    empty, exhaust

  3. drain(v. a.)

    make dry, clear of water or moisture

  4. drain(v. n.)

    flow off

  5. drain(v. n.)

    become dry

  6. drain(n.)

    sewer, channel, trench, water-course

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drain(n)

    channel, gutter, trench, ditch, sewer

  2. drain(v)

    empty, exhaust, deplete, filter

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How to use drain in a sentence?

  1. Mike Braun:

    He promised to drain the swamp and I want to be an ally, when I get there, you can count on it that I’m going there for the right reasons.

  2. 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.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    Docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.

  4. Thomas Cravens:

    We know that it's bumping material out of the rings at least 10 times faster than we thought, if it's not being replenished, the rings aren't going to last -- you've got a hole in your bucket. Jupiter probably had a ring that evolved into the current wispy ring, and it could be for similar reasons. Rings do come and go. At some point they gradually drain away unless somehow they're getting new material.

  5. Herbert Karugaba:

    It's money down the drain, it is the quality of the man and woman in uniform... that matters.

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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