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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it; A gradual depletion of energy or resources; A pipe through which liquid is carried away; Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material.

Usage examples (41)
  • Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself.
  • A drain on resources
  • A drain of young talent by emigration
  • Brain drain is still claiming Canadian doctors, but not our doctorals. for more
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