drain drain  /d ˈreɪn/


  1. (n) emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  2. (n) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  3. (n) a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  4. (n) a gradual depletion of energy or resources
  5. (v) flow off gradually
  6. (v) deplete of resources
  7. (v) empty of liquid; drain the liquid from
  8. (v) make weak

Derived Word(s)


  1. Imagine that same brain drain hitting three dozen other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration.
  2. The Biturbo was the product of a desperate, under-funded company circling the drain of bankruptcy, and it shows.
  3. A rich fantasy life is important, but a fantasy life that drains your riches is, in this particular economy, perhaps not the greatest idea.


  1. Storm drain art debuts at Lubeznik Center

    MICHIGAN CITY — The Lubeznik Center for the Arts welcomed the public during its First Friday at 5 event, asking for input on student-created storm drain art. The art pieces were displayed at the center, along with post-it notes, encouraging public suggestions and critiques before the finished products are created.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Clean, Drain and Dry: State fights zebra mussels with educational campaign

    Nothing ruins a zebra mussel's day more than a boater who cleans, drains and dries his boat to prevent the spread of this small but devastating aquatic invasive species.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Rowlett Lakeshore Times

  3. Drain Cleaning SEO Experts at Contractor Advertising are Now Offering Complimentary Website Evaluations To Businesses ...

    Drain Cleaning SEO professionals at Contractor Advertising are now offering no cost website and Search Engine Optimization evaluations to plumbers who are considering hiring an experienced drain cleaning SEO company. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/drain-cleaning-seo/seo-for-plumbers-drain/prweb10820580.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. When asked how hard the task would be to face LeBron James and Dwayne Wade in next year's NBA Finals, Bryant replied, "What is it with you? You want to just emotionally drain me? I don't want to think about that. Those guys, I've seen those guys up...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  2. "The use of reverse repos and the deposit facility would together allow the Federal Reserve to drain hundreds of billions of dollars of reserves from the banking system quite quickly, should it choose to do so," Bernanke told Congress in March.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This is a good day for recovery. Time to get the emotional drain out, take a day off and let it all sink in," said Matt Garza, who pitched the Rays past Boston in Game 7 of the AL championship series Sunday night. "Tomorrow we'll come back...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Matt Garza Source: International Herald Tribune

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