Dictionary Results for drain


1. drain - noun

· emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

Synonym(s): drainage

Hypernym(s): emptying, voidance, evacuation




2. drain - noun

· tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

Hypernym(s): tube, tubing




3. drain - noun

· a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Synonym(s): drainpipe, waste_pipe

Hypernym(s): pipe, pipage, piping




4. drain - noun

· a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"

Hypernym(s): depletion




5. drain - verb

· flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"

Synonym(s): run_out

Hypernym(s): run, flow, feed, course




6. drain - verb

· deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"

Hypernym(s): consume, eat_up, use_up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run_through, wipe_out




7. drain - verb

· empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"

Hypernym(s): empty




8. drain - verb

· make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

Synonym(s): enfeeble, debilitate

Hypernym(s): weaken





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