from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The drawing or running off of water, especially the artificial removal of water from land by surface or under-ground channels; drainage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb (Agric.) The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
  • verb Same as Draintile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of drain.
  • adjective That drains
  • noun the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a debilitating effect


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  • My adjectival use: 'The draining flood water went onto the road.'

    August 22, 2011