Definitions of drain

  1. To flow off gradually; to be emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping.
  2. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
  3. To draw off gradually; dry by draining; exhaust.
  4. To draw off, as a fluid; draw a fluid from.
  5. To exhaust.
  6. To filter.
  7. To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
  8. To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.
  9. To draw off gradually; empty.
  10. To flow off gradually.
  11. make weak; " Life in the camp drained him"
  12. flow off gradually; " The rain water drains into this big vat"
  13. empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; " We drained the oil tank"
  14. deplete of resources; " The exercise class drains me of energy"
  15. a gradual depletion of energy or resources; " a drain on resources"; " a drain of young talent by emmigration"
  16. 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.
  17. To flow off or leak away gradually; become exhausted.
  18. To draw off gradually; to filter; to empty of liquor; to draw water off and make dry; to empty or exhaust.
  19. To make dry by drawing off the water; to free from water gradually; to empty; to exhaust; to be freed from moisture.
  20. a gradual depletion; " a drain on resources"
  21. a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  22. tube inserted into a body cavity ( as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  23. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country.
  24. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
  25. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
  26. A channel or pipe for useless water; a sewer.
  27. A water- course: a ditch: a sewer.
  28. A pipe or trench for draining.
  29. Withdrawal; a channel through which water or other liquid flows off; a watercourse; a sewer.
  30. A channel, trench, or ditch for conveying water; a sink or small sewer; a gutter.