Noun(1) emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it(2) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery(3) a pipe through which liquid is carried away(4) a gradual depletion of energy or resources
Verb(1) flow off gradually(2) deplete of resources(3) empty of liquid; drain the liquid from(4) make weak
(1) How about the percentage of putts golfers drain from eight feet or their ability to pinpoint shots with their pitching wedges?(2) The surgeon places a closed-suction drain tube, which remains in place at least two days postoperatively.(3) Do not drain off the small amount of liquid remaining in the saucepan.(4) They have drafted in a former first team coach to co-ordinate a new youth policy which, they hope, will stop the drain of talent away from the town.(5) This causes a flow of electrons from the source electrode to the gold island, and from there, they are tunneled towards the drain electrode.(6) The wound is closed in layers over a drain placed in the subcutaneous space.(7) Another day he hopes will come is when the network ceases to be a drain on the budget and becomes a revenue producer for the city.(8) The other significant drain on Garda resources continued to be public order offences, many of which were alcohol-related.(9) Reserving one ladle of the pasta water, drain the pasta well.(10) First try the liquid drain products that are compatible with your home plumbing system first.(11) Even worse, these utilities are often a continual drain and national budgets, thus the need to go to the IMF or World Bank for bailouts.(12) The former controller of BBC Radio Four wants to halt the drain of Caledonian talent dripping away to London in his new role in Scotland.(13) Going head-to-head against Jack Nicklaus in a major was like trying to drain the Pacific Ocean with a teacup.(14) A pattern has emerged, and one that highlights a worrying talent drain .(15) ├ö├ç├┐It was very successful but when the problems died down the project became a big drain on resources so we stopped it,├ö├ç├û he said.(16) However, it makes no sense to keep the project alive at the cost of a massive, continuing drain from consumers and public finances.