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Dictionary definition for: Drain

1. (n) emptying accomplished by draining

2. (v) flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"

3. (n) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

4. (v) deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"

5. (n) a pipe through which liquid is carried away

6. (v) empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"

7. (n) a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources" "a drain of young talent by emmigration"

8. (v) make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

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