draining draining  /d ˈreɪ nɪŋ/


  • (adj) having a debilitating effect


  1. If you start draining too much electricity, it closes up again.
  2. These spare, mostly acoustic songs about death, loss and life's rearview mirror make for a draining listen.
  3. Some 100,000 jobs there disappeared and 30,000 Berliners moved to the suburbs, draining the tax base and pushing the city's debt up to 59.


  1. Dwyane Wade had knee drained, 8 hours of therapy before Game 7

    Dwyane Wade told the Associated Press that his left knee, injured in a collision with Spurs guard Manu Ginobili a game prior, required a draining of fluid and nearly eight hours of therapy heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals . The knee that was surgically repaired over the summer swelled up like a "coconut" after Game 6 and Wade needed three hours of treatment in the morning and another four ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. U-M's Beilein: Don't count out Spike Albrecht in guard competition

    Beilein noted that Albrecht didn't just shoot well in the championship game. He shot well the whole NCAA tournament run, draining nine of 10 three-pointers.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Game 7 Among Most Anticipated NBA Game In Decades

    It's Christmas for pro basketball fans — game 7 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night. And, after an epic, draining game 6, the match up between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs has put everyone, from casual observers and the stats geeks, in a tizzy.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. "We'll help lower mortgage costs and extend loans to small businesses so they can create jobs. We'll ensure that CEOs are not draining funds that should be advancing our recovery. And we will insist on unprecedented transparency, rigorous oversight,...
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Express

  2. "He found a tear in my quad tendon that was undiagnosed," Torres said in an e-mail message. "Excluding draining my knee, he has never treated me, but I did see his chiropractor who did soft-tissue work on my leg. That was the extent of my...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Dara Torres Source: Toronto Star

  3. "The week was a little draining with the temperature it gets to here, but because I've been to Pebble Beach and done most of my preparation, I can take it easy with that for the next three days and build up my fitness and stamina for when the...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Lee Westwood Source: The Press Association

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