What is drain?

  • (verb): Empty of liquid; drain the liquid from.
    Example: "We drained the oil tank"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Drain, Maine-et-Loire
... Drain is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. ...

More definitions of "drain":

  • (verb): Deplete of resources.
    Example: "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  • (noun): Emptying accomplished by draining.
    Synonyms: drainage
  • (noun): Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material.
  • (verb): Flow off gradually.
    Synonyms: run out
  • (noun): A gradual depletion of energy or resources.
    Example: "A drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration"

Famous quotes containing the word drain:

    Why is it so difficult to see the lesbian—even when she is there, quite plainly, in front of us? In part because she has been “ghosted”Mor made to seem invisible—by culture itself.... Once the lesbian has been defined as ghostly—the better to drain her of any sensual or moral authority—she can then be exorcised.
    Terry Castle, U.S. lesbian author. The Apparitional Lesbian, ch. 1 (1993)

    When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)