Pronunciation of Drain
/dɹˈe͡ɪn/, /dɹˈeɪn/, /d_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n/
Synonyms for drain:
drink down, red-faced, stethoscope, electroencephalograph, ligature, flushed, heart-lung machine, Diminishment, puffer, stent, gutter, defibrillator, color up, flotation tank, respirator, operating table, filter, suture, inhaler, tire out, peter, oxygen mask, eyedropper, lamp, draw off, scalpel, EpiPen, prosthesis, blush, electrocardiogram, imbibe, scrubs, drink up, electrocardiograph, stomach pump, pacemaker, ecg, catheter, oxygen tent, electroencephalogram, laser, cutback.
diminution, lancet, redden, implant, stirrup, slowdown, finish off, pump, eeg, iv, abatement, ebb, curtailment, reduction, tire, forceps, incubator, life-support system, overtax, ekg, suction, grommet, syringe, ventilator, aspirate, pessary, eat, consume, knife, sink, hypodermic.
peter out, give out.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
overtax, finish off.
Sense 10 (noun)
channel through which liquid runs off (noun)
trench, conduit, sink, outlet.
compact, recede, deflate, diminish, contract, subside, decrease, deplete, erode, deduct, truncate, abbreviate, lessen, shorten, dwindle, lower, die down, abridge, shrink, compress, concentrate, abate, decrement.
chop, bar, junk, lop, eliminate, disclaim, evacuate, blackball, emit, erupt, deny, check, shear, exhaust, exclude, secrete, eject, excise, disgorge, seep, discharge, scrap, belch, disallow, clip, oppugn, reject, blacklist, cut, excrete, vent, curtail, snip, spew, cull, abandon, vomit, discard, disapprove, deep-six, exude, shed, crop, jilt, jettison, trash.
remove liquid; remove supply (verb)
dissipate, deplete, dry, lessen, reduce, decrease, abate, draw off, empty, pump, diminish, pump out, debilitate, bleed, sap, consume, impoverish, drink up, fatigue, evacuate, tap, catheterize, wear, suck dry, spend, waste, exhaust, expend, finish, tire out.
seep, discharge liquid (verb)
Usage examples for drain:
- It is proposed to drain the great salt- water basin called the Zuiderzee. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
- The soft, smooth skin was not merely pale; its pallor was that of wakeful nights, of weeping until there were no more tears to drain away. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.
- Because the archdukes were willing to give up something which was not their property, the republic was voluntarily to open its veins and drain its very life- blood at the bidding of a foreign potentate. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.