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draining


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draining  \Drain"ing\,  vb  n.  of  {Drain},  v.  t.  (Agric.) 
  The  art  of  carrying  off  surplus  water,  as  from  land. 
 
  {Draining  tile}.  Same  as  {Draintile}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  draining 
  adj  :  having  a  debilitating  effect;  "a  killing  job  in  the  hot  sun" 
  [syn:  {exhausting},  {killing}] 




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