Crossword clues for drainage
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Drainage \Drain"age\, n.
A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain.
The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers.
(Engin.) The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works.
Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc.
(Surg.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.
Drainage tube (Surg.), a tube introduced into a wound, etc., to draw off the discharges.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1650s, from drain + -age.
n. 1 A natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. 2 A system of drains.
n. emptying accomplished by draining [syn: drain]
Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area. The internal drainage of most agricultural soils is good enough to prevent severe waterlogging (anaerobic conditions that harm root growth), but many soils need artificial drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies.
In medicine, drainage refers to the removal of fluids from a body.
Examples include thoracentesis and incision and drainage.
Usage examples of "drainage".
Tiny rills of water, drainage from the tundra banks above the beachline, flowed down the shallow crevices of the clayey, hard substance.
Hills of ice had appeared where none had been before, risen out of summer bogs and swampy lowlands where dense, fine-textured substrates caused poor drainage.
What with the heavy beatings at any provocation or none, and the physical drills that go on till the weakest drop, and the starvation, and the long roll calls of nearly naked men, in subzero frost, and the hard work-digging drainage ditches, hauling lumber, dragging rocks, demolishing peasant houses in the evacuated villages, and carrying the materials, sometimes several kilometers, to the new blockhouse sites-and what with the guards shooting on the spot men who falter or fall, or finishing them off with the butt-ends of their rifles, the roster of Russians in the quarantine camp at Oswiecim is rapidly shrinking.
Their resistance to enclosure of common land, pond drainage and woodland is perhaps better characterized as a struggle for capital resources with the agents of seigneurial estates than as blind conservatism.
After opening the abscess with a sharp blade, causing a spontaneous flow of pus, I had pushed in the tip of a hemostat clamp to insure good drainage.
On the flat Island and along the shores of the Kashubian lakes, in the drainage ditches of the low-lying country and in the reeds along the shore, everywhere toads clamored, and Reschke identified them by their mating call, as red-bellied toads, the so-called fire toads.
Thus in the Laurentian Lakes above Ontario the geologist finds evidence that the drainage lines have again and again been changed.
Candida albicans, with attendant susceptibilities to monilial sinusitis and thrush, the yeasty sores and sinal im-pactions of which require almost daily drainage in the cold and damp of early-spring Boston, U.
Dorcas organized younger nomes to dig drainage trenches and rigged up a few of the big lightbulbs for heat.
Now they made their way down into a drainage ditch half-filled with debris, going along toward a small open pipelike tunnel ahead.
He lay asleep, the ringing in his head of mewings of the drainage pipes echoing from somewhere far within the tunnels.
MOLE that Bob Eskow had entered in the drainage sump, that had since caused the quakes that seemed to be shaking Krakatoa Dome down around our ears!
They rocked violently as they cut across tracks and drainage ditches, always maintaining their position in the line.
The tussocky grass seemed longer on this long downslope - something to do with drainage, he wondered incongruously - and it seemed to wrestle with his tired legs, continually throwing the body too far forward, out of balance.
Likewise a levy upon all lands within a drainage district of a tax of twenty-five cents per acre to defray preliminary expenses does not unconstitutionally take the property of landowners within that district who may not be benefited by the completed drainage plans.