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drain·age

 (drā′nĭj)
n.
1. The action or a method of draining.
2. A system of drains.
3. Something that is drained off.
4. Medicine The removal of fluid or purulent material from a wound or body cavity.

drainage

(ˈdreɪnɪdʒ)
n
1. the process or a method of draining
2. (Civil Engineering) a system of watercourses or drains
3. liquid, sewage, etc, that is drained away

drain•age

(ˈdreɪ nɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act or process of draining.
2. a system of drains.
4. something drained off.
[1645–55]

drainage

A method of withdrawing excess fluid or pus from the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drainage - emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of itdrainage - emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
emptying, evacuation, voidance - the act of removing the contents of something

drainage

noun sewerage, waste, sewage, seepage The drainage system has collapsed.
Translations
تَصْريف المياه
kanalizace
afledningafløbdræning
csatornázás
holræsakerfi; frárennsli
kanalizácia
drenaj

drainage

[ˈdreɪnɪdʒ]
A. N
1. [of land] (naturally) → desagüe m; (artificially) → drenaje m; [of lake] → desecación f
2. (= sewage system) → alcantarillado m
B. CPD drainage area, drainage basin N (Geol) → cuenca f hidrográfica
drainage channel Nzanja f de drenaje
drainage tube N (Med) → tubo m de drenaje

drainage

[ˈdreɪnɪdʒ] n
[house] (= system) → système m d'écoulement des eaux
[soil] → drainage m, assèchement m
Good drainage is important → Un bon drainage est important. drainage holesdrainage ditch nfossé m d'écoulementdrainage holes npl (in plant pot) trous permettant à l'eau de s'écouler

drainage

n
(= draining)Dränage f, → Drainage f; (of land)Entwässerung f
(= system)Entwässerungssystem nt; (in house, town) → Kanalisation f
(= sewage)Abwasser nt
(Geol) → Dränierung f, → Drainierung f (spec), → Entwässerung f

drainage

:
drainage area, drainage basin
n (Geol) → Einzugsgebiet f
drainage channel
n (Build) → Entwässerungsgraben m, → Abzugsgraben m
drainage tube
n (Med) → Drain m, → Drän m

drainage

[ˈdreɪnɪdʒ] n (of land, natural) → scolo; (artificial) → drenaggio; (of lake) → prosciugamento; (system of drains) → fognature fpl

drain

(drein) verb
1. to clear (land) of water by the use of ditches and pipes. There are plans to drain the marsh.
2. (of water) to run away. The water drained away/off into the ditch.
3. to pour off the water etc from or allow the water etc to run off from. Would you drain the vegetables?; He drained the petrol tank; The blood drained from her face.
4. to drink everything contained in. He drained his glass.
5. to use up completely (the money, strength etc of). The effort drained all his energy.
noun
1. something (a ditch, trench, waterpipe etc) designed to carry away water. The heavy rain has caused several drains to overflow.
2. something which slowly exhausts a supply, especially of one's money or strength. His car is a constant drain on his money.
ˈdrainage (-nidʒ) noun
the process, method or system of carrying away extra water. The town's drainage is very efficient.
ˈdraining-board noun
the area at the side of a sink grooved and sloping to allow water from dishes to drain away.
ˈdrainpipe noun
a pipe which carries water from the roof of a building to the ground.
down the drain
wasted. We had to scrap everything and start again – six months' work down the drain!

drain·age

n. drenaje;
open ______ abierto;
continuous ______ continuo;
___ tubetubo de ___;
postural ______ postural, por gravedad;
tidal ______ periódico.

drainage

n (procedure) drenaje m; (material drained) drenaje, líquido drenado, secreciones fpl
References in classic literature ?
He compared it with all the noxious experiences he had ever had--the drainage of war hospitals, of slaughter-houses, the refuse of dissecting rooms.
I've seen men from Chicago sit in a gondola in Venice on a moonlight night and brag about their drainage canal.
Gas and ventilation, drainage and water-service, all of the primest quality.
He felt himself riding over the hills in the breezy autumn days, looking after favourite plans of drainage and enclosure; then admired on sombre mornings as the best rider on the best horse in the hunt; spoken well of on market-days as a first-rate landlord; by and by making speeches at election dinners, and showing a wonderful knowledge of agriculture; the patron of new ploughs and drills, the severe upbraider of negligent landowners, and withal a jolly fellow that everybody must like--happy faces greeting him everywhere on his own estate, and the neighbouring families on the best terms with him.
And now it's antiseptics and drainage tubes, I suppose.
It would make a great difference in the drainage, but a new plowman might think this finickiness and just go ahead and plow all of it north and south, or all of it east and west and this would result in a lower yield--some parts of the field would get soggy and the wheat might get a rust, and other parts drain too readily, letting the ground become parched and break into cakes, all of which might be prevented.
Those climates now so fatal to strangers will be purified by cultivation and by drainage of the soil, and those scattered water supplies will be gathered into one common bed to form an artery of navigation.
Four years ago he had been called to Japan to deliver, at the Emperor's request, a course of lectures at the Imperial University, and had instituted reforms throughout the islands, not only in the practice of bridge-building but in drainage and road-making.
All it needs is a little common sense an' a lot of drainage.
Above all, in public institutions, and throughout the whole of every town and city, the system of ventilation, and drainage, and removal of impurities requires to be thoroughly revised.
Their children were not as well as they had been at home; but how could they know that there was no sewer to their house, and that the drainage of fifteen years was in a cesspool under it?
There was no drainage to carry off the wine, and not only did it all get taken up, but so much mud got taken up along with it, that there might have been a scavenger in the street, if anybody acquainted with it could have believed in such a miraculous presence.