Crossword clues for drain
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Drain \Drain\, v. i.
To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
Drain \Drain\, n.
The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources.
That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
pl. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains. [Eng.]
Box drain, Counter drain. See under Box, Counter.
Right of drain (Law), an easement or servitude by which one man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over the estate of another.
Drain \Drain\ (dr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drained (dr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.] [AS. drehnigean to drain, strain; perh. akin to E. draw.]
To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.
But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry.
To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.
Sinking waters, the firm land to drain, Filled the capacious deep and formed the main.
Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, from drain (v.).
Old English dreahnian "to drain, strain out," from Proto-Germanic *dreug-, source of drought, dry, giving the English word originally a sense of "make dry." Figurative meaning of "exhaust" is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in surviving texts between late Old English and the 1500s. Related: Drained; draining.
n. A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an otherwise contained volume. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To lose liquid. 2 (context intransitive English) To flow gradually. 3 (context transitive ergative English) To cause liquid to flow out of. 4 (context transitive ergative English) To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one. 5 (context transitive English) To deplete of energy or resources. 6 (context transitive English) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust. 7 (context transitive obsolete English) To filter. 8 (context intransitive pinball English) To fall off the bottom of the playfield.
n. emptying accomplished by draining [syn: drainage]
tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration"
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A surgical drain is a tube used to remove pus, blood or other fluids from a wound. They are commonly placed by surgeons or interventional radiologists. Drains inserted after surgery do not result in faster wound healing or prevent infection, but are sometimes necessary to drain body fluid which may accumulate and in itself become a focus of infection or retained blood complications.
A drain is the primary vessel for unwanted water to be flumed away, either to a more useful area, funnelled into a receptacle, or run into the sewers as waste.
Drain is a creator-owned comic, written C. B. Cebulski and painted by Sana Takeda. It was published by American company Image Comics in 2006-2008, for a total of six issues, collected in a trade paperback in 2008.
Drain were an American noise rock band formed in Austin, Texas by King Coffey in 1992. The group also included David McCreath on guitar and bassist Owen McMahon of Cherubs. Along with the psychedelic leanings of Coffey's other band the Butthole Surfers, Drain also ventures into electronic and techno music territory. Also, samplers and drum machines play a stronger role in the music.
Drain may refer to:
- Drain (plumbing), a fixture that provides an exit-point for waste water or water that is to be re-circulated
Drainage, the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area
- Storm drain, a system of collecting and disposing of rain water in an urban area
- French drain, a system that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area
- Drain STH, a disbanded female hard-rock band from Sweden
- Drain (surgery), a tube used to remove pus or other fluids from a wound
- Drain, Maine-et-Loire, a commune in Maine-et-Loire département, France
- Drain (transistor), a terminal in a field effect transistor
- Data Drain, a fictional element and technique in the .hack universe
- Drain, Oregon, a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States
- Drain (comics), a comic book series starring a vampire
- Waterloo & City line, in the London Underground, nicknamed "The Drain"
Usage examples of "drain".
Freshet or purling brook, of shell or fin, And exquisitest name, for which was drained Pontus, and Lucrine bay, and Afric coast.
Happily they broached a couple of kegs of ale and drained them and sang together while they ate every last scrap of the shark, along with cauldrons of noodles covered in akh, fresh bread, and wheels of cheese.
He saw the national investment in Vietnam draining our disposable strength from Europe and the Middle East and the likelihood that the more we Americanized the war, the less South Vietnam would do for itself.
Aerosol sprays, asbestos, fiberglass, building materials of various types, dry cleaning fluids, spot removers, rug and upholstery cleaners, fabric finishes and cements, antistatic agents and fabric softeners, shoe-care products, spray starch, flame retardant, furniture and floor products, detergent soaps, lead soldered pipes, gasoline, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, bleaches, toilet bowl cleaners, window cleaners, scouring powders, plastics of various types and many more common household products may injure or kill.
As Aspar had expected, the lowlands were flooded and would take several days to drain.
These drains are of wood, asphaltum coated, with an inside diameter ranging from 3 to 6 in.
It was not unusual for Balthazar to drain his followers and laugh as he watched the poor bastards struggle not to break his rules by eating the next person that crossed their path.
Will Fowler had been such a powerful and energetic man yet his life was now draining rapidly away in the miserable setting of a Bankside stew.
Her youth was gone and the long years in Biloxi had drained her vitality.
Long blacksnakes, slithering fast, with their heads raised a foot or two above the floor of the storm drain.
But his face is sallow and his eyes apparently drained of tears, and his expression seems blanker than anything else.
Sample Menu: The Clear Camel Piss Soup with boiled Earth Worms The Filet of Sun-Ripened Sting Ray basted with Eau de Cologne and garnished with nettles The After-Birth Supreme de Boeuf, cooked in drained crank case oil, served with a piquant sauce of rotten egg yolks and crushed bed bugs The Limburger Cheese sugar cured in diabetic orine doused in Canned Heat Flamboyant.
As the color slowly drained from our circle, the light built behind him, and I found myself back in Phoenix, on Camelback Mountain, looking southwest over Frozen Shade and the rest of the city.
A piece of the street seemed to rise, and I understood that someone had opened a cellarway or a cover for one of the new drains meant to accommodate the rising tides of sewage and the floods of fresh water from storms.
They passed one of the adits that drained water from the mine, then concealed themselves in an abandoned passage while half a dozen boys pushed empty corves along the main tunnel.