HyperDic: drain

English > 8 senses of the word drain:
VERBmotiondrain, run outflow off gradually
consumptiondraindeplete of resources
changedrainempty of liquid / liquid
changedrain, enfeeble, debilitatemake weak
NOUNactdrain, drainageemptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
artifactdraintube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
artifactdrain, drainpipe, waste pipea pipe through which liquid is carried away
actdraina gradual depletion of energy or resources
drain > pronunciation
Soundsdrey'n
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English > drain: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningEmptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it.
Synonymdrainage
Broaderemptying, voidance, evacuationThe act of removing the contents of something
Spanishdesagüe, drenaje
Catalandesguàs, drenatge
Verbsdrainempty of liquid / liquid
English > drain: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningtube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material.
CategorysurgeryThe branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures
Broadertube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
English > drain: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA pipe through which liquid is carried away.
Synonymsdrainpipe, waste pipe
NarrowerculvertA transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
scupperdrain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
sewer, sewerage, cloacaA waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
soil pipedrain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc.
trapdrain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid / liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
Broaderpipe, pipage, pipingA long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
Spanishbajante, desaguadero, desagüe, sumidero, tubo de desagüe
Catalandesguàs, tub de desguàs
Verbsdrainempty of liquid / liquid
drainflow off gradually
English > drain: 8 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA gradual depletion of energy or resources.
Examples
  • "a drain on resources"
  • "a drain of young talent by emigration"
Narrowerbrain draindepletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel
drawing, drawing offAct of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid / liquid from a source
BroaderdepletionThe act of decreasing something markedly
Spanishagotamiento, pérdida
Catalanesgotament, pèrdua
Verbsdraindeplete of resources
English > drain: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningflow off gradually.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
ModelThe water drains
Example"The rain water drains into this big vat"
Synonymrun out
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishdrenar, escurrirse, irse, vaciar
Nounsdraina pipe through which liquid is carried away
drainageemptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
English > drain: 8 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningdeplete of resources.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The exercise class drains me of energy"
Broaderconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Spanishagotar, debilitar
Catalanafeblir, debilitar
Nounsdraina gradual depletion of energy or resources
English > drain: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningEmpty of liquid / liquid; drain the liquid / liquid from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey drain the water
Example"We drained the oil tank"
Broaderemptymake void or empty of contents
Spanishdesaguar, desembocar, drenar, vaciar
Catalanbuidar, desembocar, desguassar, drenar
Nounsdrain, drainageemptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
draina pipe through which liquid is carried away
English > drain: 8 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake weak.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to drain Sue
Example"Life in the camp drained him"
Synonymsenfeeble, debilitate
Narrowerwaste, emaciate, macerateCause to grow thin or weak
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishagotarse, agotar, atenuar, consumir, debilitar, empobrecer
Catalanafeblir, consumir, debilitar, empobrir-se, esgotar-se

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