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drain

 (drān)
v. drained, drain·ing, drains
v.tr.
1. To draw off (a liquid) by a gradual process: drained water from the sink.
2.
a. To cause liquid to go out from; empty: drained the bathtub; drain the pond.
b. To draw off the surface water of: The Mississippi River drains a vast area.
3. To drink all the contents of: drained the cup.
4.
a. To cause (a resource or supply of something) to be used up gradually and often completely. See Synonyms at deplete.
b. To fatigue or spend emotionally or physically: The day's events drained me of energy.
5. Sports To put (a ball or shot) into a hole or basket, as in golf or basketball: drained the putt for a birdie.
v.intr.
1. To flow off or out: Gasoline drained slowly from the tilted can.
2. To become empty by the drawing off of liquid: watched the tub slowly drain.
3. To discharge surface or excess water: The Niagara River drains into Lake Ontario. When flooded, the swamp drains northward.
4. To become gradually depleted; dwindle: felt his enthusiasm draining.
n.
1. A pipe or channel by which liquid is drawn off.
2. Medicine A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or body cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
3. The act or process of draining.
4.
a. A gradual outflow or loss; consumption or depletion: the drain of young talent by emigration.
b. Something that causes a gradual loss: interruptions that are a drain on my patience.
Idiom:
down the drain
To or into the condition of being wasted or lost: All of our best laid plans are down the drain.

[Middle English dreinen, to strain, drain, from Old English drēahnian.]

drain′a·ble adj.
drain′er n.

draining

(ˈdreɪnɪŋ)
adj
exhausting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.draining - having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the hot sun"
debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality

draining

adjective
Translations

draining

[ˈdreɪnɪŋ] adj (= exhausting) → épuisant(e)
emotionally draining → épuisant(e) moralementdraining board (British) drainboard [ˈdreɪnbɔːrd] (US) négouttoir m
References in classic literature ?
she asked, after draining her glass and brushing together the crumbs of the crusty loaf.
This bright panoply was not meant for mere idle show, but had been worn by the Governor on many a solemn muster and draining field, and had glittered, moreover, at the head of a regiment in the Pequod war.
This held water, and all summer it stood there, with the near-by soil draining into it, festering and stewing in the sun; and then, when winter came, somebody cut the ice on it, and sold it to the people of the city.
Why, that's the draining they've begun on, since harvest, i' Mr.
The knight made his obeisance, and showed his sense of the honour by draining a huge goblet in answer to it.
As if anyone could have any right there after all the money we have spent fencing it on three sides, and building up the wall by the road, and levelling, and planting, and draining, and goodness knows what else
12] Even so, I am convinced that it would be easy to reach it by draining the lake, as I have repeatedly requested the Ministry of Fine Arts to do.
After a time, it did not seem a short time either, for the draining away of one's blood, no matter how willingly it be given, is a terrible feeling, Van Helsing held up a warning finger.
But, draining the last drops of their liquor, they stole timorously homeward, and answered not again if the rude mob reviled them in the street.
Yes, yes; he's a sensible man enough; understands farming--he's carrying on the draining, and all that, capital.