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Adjective
Causing physical or mental fatigue
“The energy-sapping ride came before a draining swim across a choppy Mersey river.”
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Causing mental or emotional stress
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“Did we really want to again endure the agony of such a draining project?”
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Streaming
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Disastrous or destructive
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To be inspiring boredom
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Expending or consuming by employing
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“It was a political decision that would drain every last cent, and then some, from the public purse.”
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Present participle for to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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“The landscaping is expected to include drainage panels in it such that surface water will drain away into the river.”
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Present participle for to extract or draw off by degrees
“A quick fry in a non-stick pan works well, as the skin crisps and you can drain off the excess oils.”
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Present participle for to be emptied of the contents of
“Water continued to drain out of the gravel bed which was cut through.”
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Present participle for to fatigue or use up all the physical energy of
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“The undertaking would completely drain us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically.”
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Present participle for to decrease in amount, quantity or value
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“However, at least living with a friend or family member would not drain their finances too much in the short run.”
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Present participle for to drink the entire contents of (a glass or other container)
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“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw him drain his glass of champagne before reaching for a refill.”
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Present participle for to make heavy demands on
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Present participle for to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Present participle for to give pain, affliction, or vexation to
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Present participle for to emit or discharge from a container, space, or one's body
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Present participle for to cause (the contents of a container) to be emptied out by holding it at an angle
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Present participle for to diminish to nothing
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Present participle for to make emotionally sad or depressed
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Present participle for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Gradually overcoming
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Present participle for wash or rinse freely with a stream or shower of water
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Present participle for exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
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Present participle for provide with a ditch or ditches
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Present participle for steal, deprive
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Present participle for take out residue
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Present participle for to whiten or to make or become pale
Noun
The act of depleting, or the state of being depleted
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The act by which one strains
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The squandering of money, energy, or resources
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The action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ
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The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance
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