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|Noun||1.||drawing off - act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well"|
derivation - drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
derivation - drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
drain - a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"