drain away


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w>drain away

vi (liquid)ablaufen; (strength)dahinschwinden; (tension)sich lösen
vt sep liquidableiten
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The urinal recognises when it is in use, at which point the plug opens allowing all the liquid to drain away.
Pebbles are a useful and attractive mulch for drought-tolerant plants and help moisture drain away from cactuses, which tend to rot at the soil line when the weather is cool and moist.
The perforated foil sheets (six 12x18-inch sheets per box) also ensure delicate food items won't fall through the grill rack, allowing grilled flavor to come through while fats drain away, making cleanup a breeze.
Whatever you use, make sure there are adequate drainage holes in the base to allow any excess water to drain away.
The National Museums Liverpool director told Liverpool council's cultural legacy panel: "We must not allow the momentum and credit the city has built up to drain away.
A specialised form of massage called manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is used to move excess fluid away from the swollen area so that it can drain away normally.
Filth-ridden wards will only increase those fears and see more faith in the promises drain away.
You can't give them too much water, when you water, but it needs to drain away.
The cut must let the rain drain away from the bud to avoid rot.
A ZENA SAYS: A net bag fixed to a tiled wall with suckers, is the cheapest way to store the toys and allow water to drain away, but you're right, it won't last for ever.
Simon Lannon, 29, has had one lifesaving operation for every year of his life after being diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a birth defect which means fluid does not drain away from his brain.
It also allows saliva, vomit and other fluids that could choke a baby to drain away.