• Drain Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) 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.
  2. (v. t.) To filter.
  3. (n.) The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers drains.
  4. (v. t.) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
  5. (v. i.) To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
  6. (n.) The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country.
  7. (n.) That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
  8. (v. i.) To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.

Debilitate, Drainage, Drainpipe, Enfeeble,

• Drainage Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers.
  2. (n.) The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works.
  3. (n.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.
  4. (n.) Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc.
  5. (n.) A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain.


• Drainpipe Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A pipe used for carrying off surplus water.