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

    August 22, 2011