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- v. Present participle of drain.
- adj. That drains
- n. the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The drawing or running off of water, especially the artificial removal of water from land by surface or under-ground channels; drainage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a debilitating effect
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What is advanced as the main advantage of trench-ploughing in the first passage -- that it can be safely done without previous draining, is in the second wholly discarded by the advice, _never to trench-plough without previous draining_.
With short-term draining operations and long-term water-management projects under way, "we have high confidence that this will not repeat," Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said in an interview at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here.
Signs of infection at the site (red, painful, warm to the touch and/or pus draining from the sting area, fever).
In the cliffs, among the boulders, there were pools of ice, frozen meltwater draining from the land above the bay, and lingering banks of snow.
Water draining from the tank flows under the force of gravity to the various water fixtures inside the home.
Bush and the pro-war Republicans and the right-wing talking heads are only interest in draining the resources of our nation and lifeâ€ ™ s blood of our citizens and our troops abroad.
Bush and the pro-war Republicans and the right-wing talking heads are only interest in draining the resources of our nation and the lifeâ€ ™ s blood of our citizens and our troops abroad.
Shun chose as his successor a man who had shown such great engineering talent in draining the country, always in danger of floods from the swollen rivers, that the Chinese still say: "Without Yü, we should all have been fishes."
Writing is mentally draining, which is worse than physically draining because mentally draining work means you're tired, but haven't lost any calories.
Weigh out the amount of solid meat, after draining, that is to go into each can.