Synonyms for Drain:
lost, ruined, wasted, gone.
n.pipe, get down to, swallow up, sewer, duct, eat into, go through, channel, conduit. strain, usage, adoption, operation, application, implementation, depletion, waste, exploitation, use, exhaustion, consumption, draining. rebate, dry off, tail away, let up, ebb, express, peter, aspirate, draw off. give, impoverish, balloon, electrocardiograph, catheter, electrocardiogram, drip, use up, ekg, rich, eeg, defibrillator, ecg. dash, course, cast up, burst, jade, come in, tire, wear down, wear, weary, deepen, wear out, tired, catch, crest. overtax, take it out of you, walk someone's feet off, finish off. drink, drink up, quench, imbibe, taste, have. •act (noun)
•channel through which liquid runs off (noun)
conduit, culvert, pipe, outlet, sewer, duct.
waste pipe, enfeeble, flow off, run out, drainage, debilitate, flow away, drainpipe.
runoff, egress, outcome, outlet, drainage, departure, exodus, efflux.
decrease, abate, recede, abridge, dwindle, compact, lessen, abbreviate, diminish, deplete, deduct, die down, concentrate, shorten, shrink, erode, contract, truncate, compress, decrement, subside, lower, deflate.
shave, taper, bob, reduce, condense, prune, lighten, weed, pare, trim, nip, downgrade, minimize.
empty, blot, desiccate, dehydrate, evaporate, parch, wipe, suck dry, swab, wring out, dehumidify, catheterize, wither, dry, mop, stanch, pump out, vaporize.
debilitate, dissipate, sap, fatigue, tap, enervate.
spout, outgo, depart, exit, outflow, run off, issue.
blacklist, emit, discharge, erupt, crop, jilt, exclude, reject, shed, blackball, secrete, jettison, shear, excise, discard, scrap, cut, deep-six, check, vomit, clip, snip, deny, bar, exhaust, excrete, lop, eject, oppugn, seep, trash, disgorge, eliminate, disallow, cull, chop, exude, vent, evacuate, spew, disapprove, curtail, disclaim, abandon, belch, junk.
•remove liquid; remove supply (verb)
decrease, pump out, diminish, draw off, finish, drink up, dissipate, fatigue, sap, deplete, debilitate, reduce, consume, pump, spend, waste, dry, weary, strain, use up, empty, catheterize, tap, wear down, evacuate, expend, impoverish, suck dry, wear, exhaust, lessen, abate.
•seep, discharge liquid (verb)
exude, dwindle, run off.
imbibe, peter, blush, electrocardiograph, catheter, electrocardiogram, defibrillator, color up, ecg, Diminishment, drink up, cutback, draw off. diminution, ekg, overtax, finish off, curtailment, aspirate, pump, slowdown, consume, reduction, tire, eeg, ebb, abatement. wear, spend, drip, impoverish, rebate, waste, quench. expend. drink, finish, flame, balloon. express, draw, flush. color. •consume
Usage examples for drain
It was the high tide that drowned all this land, the low tide that drained it; and wherever a patch could be found just above the influence of the tide or near enough to some main channel for the rush and swirl of the water to drain the island, there the villages grew. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
Brett's arms closed round her like a vice of steel, and the next moment she felt his lips on hers- on her eyes, her throat, the gleaming curve of moon- white shoulder, straining against them in fierce, possessive kisses that seemed to drain her of all strength to resist. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler