drawing off


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Noun1.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"
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Drawing off his gauntlet he advanced close to De Vac.
Then up comes Mr Brass, very brisk and fresh; and, having bowed to the judge, like a man who has had the pleasure of seeing him before, and who hopes he has been pretty well since their last meeting, folds his arms, and looks at his gentleman as much as to say 'Here I am--full of evidence--Tap me!' And the gentleman does tap him presently, and with great discretion too; drawing off the evidence by little and little, and making it run quite clear and bright in the eyes of all present.
In the United Kingdom, Nemaura's exclusive Licensee Dallas Burston Ethitronix Ltd., has initiated launch plans drawing off a stock of 12,500 SugarBEAT transmitters Nemaura ordered in 2018 in anticipation of CE approval, therefore minimizing lead times.
This process is called "drawing off water" and is deemed good practice on all construction projects.
With a marker firmly in one hand, kids color and create whimsical designs and then easily can lift their already cut-out drawing off the page--like magic, no scissors are needed.