1. [ verb ] flow off gradually
Synonyms: run_out

"The rain water drains into this big vat"

Related terms: run
2. [ verb ] empty of liquid; drain the liquid from

"We drained the oil tank"

Related terms: empty bleed
3. [ verb ] deplete of resources
Synonyms: sap

"The exercise class drains me of energy"

Related terms: consume run_down
4. [ noun ] emptying accomplished by draining
Synonyms: drainage
Related terms: emptying
5. [ noun ] tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
Related terms: tube surgery
6. [ verb ] flow off or away gradually
Synonyms: flow_off flow_away

"The water drained from the pipe"

Related terms: empty
7. [ verb ] make weak
Synonyms: debilitate enfeeble

"Life in the camp drained him"

Related terms: weaken waste infirmity
8. [ noun ] a pipe through which liquid is carried away
Synonyms: waste_pipe drainpipe
Related terms: pipe sewer trap soil_pipe scupper culvert
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5166
10. [ noun ] a gradual depletion of energy or resources

"a drain on resources" "a drain of young talent by emmigration"

Related terms: depletion brain_drain drawing
Similar spelling:   Draine