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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.
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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
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drain•age

(ˈdreɪ nɪdʒ)

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

A method of withdrawing excess fluid or pus from the body.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

drainage

noun sewerage, waste, sewage, seepage The drainage system has collapsed.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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drainage

[ˈdreɪnɪdʒ] n (of land, natural) → scolo; (artificial) → drenaggio; (of lake) → prosciugamento; (system of drains) → fognature fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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!
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drain·age

n. drenaje;
open ______ abierto;
continuous ______ continuo;
___ tubetubo de ___;
postural ______ postural, por gravedad;
tidal ______ periódico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

drainage

n (procedure) drenaje m; (material drained) drenaje, líquido drenado, secreciones fpl
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These charges were evaluated under six categories: surgery, laboratory tests, drugs, tools and equipment, radiographic workup and others (bed and nursing, consumables, oral care, postural drainage and insertion of urinary and nasogastric catheters).
This include traditional methods like chest physical therapy which includes breathing technique, manual percussion and vibration, postural drainage, forced expirations and coughing and mechanical devices includes high frequency chest wall oscillation, high frequency oral oscillation, oscillatory positive expiratory pressure devices like flutter, Acapella, RC-Cornet and Positive expiratory pressure mask.
Pulmonary rehabilitation of patients with CF includes individual-dependent techniques such as postural drainage, percussion and vibration; controlled breathing exercises such as autogenic drainage and active cycle of breathing technique; use of airway clearance devices such as the positive expiratory pressure device and devices that provide airway oscillation such as high frequency chest wall oscillation device.
used bronchodilator and postural drainage (nonendoscopic technic) for expectorate of aspirated FB in 24 child succesfully.
Pulmonary hygiene in the form of nebulisation, manual chest clearance techniques, postural drainage/modified postural drainage positions, positioning a patient in bed and suctioning were performed frequently, whereas manual hyperinflation was performed less often.
He is currently on regular visit and undergoes postural drainage and chest physiotherapy at home and his symptoms have not worsened till the last contact.
PEP therapy has been positively compared with conventional chest physiotherapy; however, there is currently inadequate evidence to indicate whether it is any more effective than other forms of treatment such as postural drainage and percussion, particularly in terms of secretion clearance (Elkins et al 2006, Olsen and Westerdahl 2009).
(2009), in which 94.5% of cases of atelectasis in 90 children were reversed only with inhalation, postural drainage, and respiratory physical therapy, with on average 3.4 treatment days.
Moreover, 9 patients received nasal O2, expectorant syrup, steam postural drainage according to indications.
The following forms of bronchial hygiene therapy are sometimes useful: postural drainage with percussion and/or vibration, high frequency compression/oscillation therapy, flutter valve, intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation, and positive expiratory pressure therapy.
Postural drainage: An affected child may use vari ous positions so that grav ity encourages the flow of mucus to drain from the lungs.