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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.

drained

(dreɪnd)
adj
worn out; exhausted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drained - emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid); "a drained marsh"; "a drained tank"; "a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
undrained - not drained; "preserve wetlands; keep them undrained"
2.drained - very tired
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
3.drained - drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
uncharged - of a particle or body or system; having no charge; "an uncharged particle"; "an uncharged battery"

drained

adjective
Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
Translations

drained

[ˈdreɪnd] adj (= exhausted) [person] → épuisé(e)
emotionally drained → épuisé(e) moralement
to be drained of energy → ne plus avoir d'énergie
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, the proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause the people's substance to be drained away.
When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions.
Three or four times every year he drained the Comte de Guiche, and when the Comte de Guiche was thoroughly drained, when he had turned out his pockets and his purse before him, when he declared that it would be at least a fortnight before paternal munificence would refill those pockets and that purse, Manicamp lost all his energy, he went to bed, remained there, ate nothing and sold his handsome clothes, under the pretense that, remaining in bed, he did not want them.
Harris said that the danger about desert islands, as far as he had heard, was that they were so damp: but George said no, not if properly drained.
Joe, himself in tears, gave the poor wretch the bottle, and Kennedy drained the last drop with savage haste.
Two years did Elizabeth and I know the love that passeth all understanding, and day by day the chestnut upon her head was more and the gold less, till the day came that she had prophesied, and with the day a little child, whose hair had stolen all her mother's gold, as her heart had drained away her mother's life.
This theory assumes that the Great Lakes were the deep pools of one immense body of fresh water, which lay too low to be drained by the irruption that laid bare the land.
It is for me to fill your cups again, since you have drained them to my dear lads of the white jerkin.
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
You little guessed How deep it drained my slender store: But there's a heart within this breast, And I WILL LEND YOU FIFTY MORE
The meeting was also told about 948 drainage schemes for rural areas in the province that drained 91.
Total and average volume drained were calculated and compared between the two groups.