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drain

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Storm drain.

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
drain

Plural
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drain ({{{1}}})
  1. A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an otherwise contained volume.
    The drain in the kitchen sink is clogged.
  2. Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.
    That rental property is a drain on our finances.
  3. (vulgar) An act of urination.

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Verb

Infinitive
to drain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to drain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To lose liquid.
    The clogged sink drained slowly.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause liquid to flow out of.
    Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.
    They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.
  4. (transitive) To deplete of energy or resources.
    The stress of this job is really draining me.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive) To explore a drain or other tunnel system

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