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Definition of Drains
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.
DrainDrain Drain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drained; p. pr. & vb. n.
Draining.] [AS. drehnigean to drain, strain; perh. akin to
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.
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.
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