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drain


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drain  \Drain\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  flow  gradually;  as  the  water  of  low  ground  drains  off 
 
  2.  To  become  emptied  of  liquor  by  flowing  or  dropping;  as 
  let  the  vessel  stand  and  drain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drain  \Drain\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  draining,  or  of  drawing  off  gradual  and 
  continuous  outflow  or  withdrawal;  as  the  drain  of  specie 
  from  a  country. 
 
  2.  That  means  of  which  anything  is  drained;  a  channel;  a 
  trench;  a  water  course;  a  sewer;  a  sink. 
 
  3.  pl  The  grain  from  the  mashing  tub;  as  brewers'  drains. 
  [Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Box  drain},  {Counter  drain}.  See  under  {Box},  {Counter}. 
 
  {Right  of  drain}  (Law),  an  easement  or  servitude  by  which  one 
  man  has  a  right  to  convey  water  in  pipes  through  or  over 
  the  estate  of  another.  --Kent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drain  \Drain\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drained};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Draining}.]  [AS.  drehnigean  to  drain,  strain;  perh.  akin  to 
  E.  draw.] 
  1.  To  draw  off  by  degrees;  to  cause  to  flow  gradually  out  or 
  off  hence  to  cause  the  exhaustion  of 
 
  Fountains  drain  the  water  from  the  ground  adjacent. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  But  it  was  not  alone  that  the  he  drained  their 
  treasure  and  hampered  their  industry.  --Motley. 
 
  2.  To  exhaust  of  liquid  contents  by  drawing  them  off  to  make 
  gradually  dry  or  empty;  to  remove  surface  water,  as  from 
  streets,  by  gutters,  etc.;  to  deprive  of  moisture;  hence 
  to  exhaust;  to  empty  of  wealth,  resources,  or  the  like 
  as  to  drain  a  country  of  its  specie. 
 
  Sinking  waters,  the  firm  land  to  drain,  Filled  the 
  capacious  deep  and  formed  the  main.  --Roscommon. 
 
  3.  To  filter. 
 
  Salt  water,  drained  through  twenty  vessels  of  earth, 
  hath  become  fresh.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drain 
  n  1:  emptying  accomplished  by  draining  [syn:  {drainage}] 
  2:  a  pipe  through  which  liquid  is  carried  away  [syn:  {drainpipe}, 
  {waste  pipe}] 
  3:  a  gradual  depletion;  "a  drain  on  resources" 
  v  1:  flow  off  gradually;  "The  rain  water  drains  into  this  big 
  vat"  [syn:  {run  out}] 
  2:  drain  of  resources  [syn:  {sap}] 
  3:  empty  of  liquid;  drain  the  liquid  from  "We  drained  the  oil 
  tank" 
  4:  flow  off  or  away  gradually;  "The  water  drained  from  the 
  pipe"  [syn:  {flow  away},  {flow  off}] 
  5:  make  weak;  "Life  in  the  camp  drained  him"  [syn:  {enfeeble}, 
  {debilitate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Drain,  OR  (city,  FIPS  20500) 
  Location:  43.66211  N,  123.31407  W 
  Population  (1990):  1011  (391  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97435 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  drain  v.  [IBM]  Syn.  for  {flush}  (sense  2).  Has  a  connotation 
  of  finality  about  it  one  speaks  of  draining  a  device  before  taking 
  it  offline. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  drain 
 
  [IBM]  Synonym  for  {flush}.  Has  a  connotation  of  finality 
  about  it  one  speaks  of  draining  a  device  before  taking  it 
  off-line. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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