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Plural of drain
To make complete use of
“The cost of building a new hospital and local care centres could drain the NHS of resources for patient care in the future, says the MP.”
Seep, discharge liquid
“The landscaping is expected to include drainage panels in it so surface water will drain away into the river.”
To 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.”
To dry or be emptied as a result of liquid running off or flowing away
“Owing to the increased flow of the water carried by the new drain which drained a larger area, damage was caused to the plaintiff's land.”
“I run to get new bottles of beer at Dad's command and struggle with my sister over the empties, because I like to drain them on my way to the fridge.”
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