Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a drain or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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drain +‎ -like

Examples

  • We see the explosive and incendiary bombs bursting into the dirty little urban homes of the time, blowing to rags the bed-rid grandmother and the baby in the cradle; we see the panic-stricken crowds seeking the shelter of cellars and excavations and the drainlike railway “tubes” of the time.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • It eddied there for a moment, then poured through the gateway into the long drainlike entrance passage and spread over the grass outside.

    The Emigrant Trail

  • "Untitled (Into the Hole)," in which bodies and household garbage, the artist himself and a raft on which at least a few of the seven deadly sins seem to be in progress are all oozing toward a drainlike hole.

    NYT > Home Page

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