Synonyms of drain


1. drain, drainage, emptying, voidance, evacuation

usage: emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

2. drain, tube, tubing

usage: tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

3. drain, drainpipe, waste pipe, pipe, pipage, piping

usage: a pipe through which liquid is carried away

4. drain, depletion

usage: a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"


1. drain, run out, run, flow, feed, course

usage: flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"

2. drain, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

usage: deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"

3. drain, empty

usage: empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"

4. enfeeble, debilitate, drain, weaken

usage: make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

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Definition and meaning of drain (Dictionary)