Drain

Definition of Drain

Pronunciation: drān
v. t.1.To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
[imp. & p. p. Drained (drānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.]
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.
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.
n.1.The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources.
2.That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
3.The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
Box 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.

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