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  Words related to drain

Related / Similar Words: drainage, drainpipe, waste pipe, enfeeble, debilitate, run out

 

Definition:
  • emptying accomplished by draining;
  • a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emmigration";
  • a pipe through which liquid is carried away;
  • tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material;
  • make weak; "Life in the camp drained him";
  • empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank";
  • deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy";
  • flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat";

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    Hyponyms: drawing, drawing off, brain drain, culvert, scupper, sewer, sewerage, cloaca, soil pipe, trap, waste, emaciate, macerate

     

    Derivational Morphology: run out, infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, debilitation, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion, drainage, drainpipe, waste pipe

     

    Anagrams: ranid, nadir, Indra, dinar

     

     
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