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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Variant of steato-.

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Examples

  • I also recommend you spend no more than 30 minutes a day ferreting through blogs and posting, anything more becomes a time-drain that will prevent you from keeping up this work.

    Penny C. Sansevieri: The Power and SEO Behind Blog Commenting

  • Another asked, "Could there BE a more epic (read: irresistable [sic]) time-drain?"

    Google's Pacman Doodle Devoured 4.8 Million Hours Of Our Time: REPORT

  • The downside includes: (1) effective organization and filtering of info, (2)the distraction and time-drain of plurking - I do better work when I focus, without stopping to plurk or check email, (2) the ADD-like meandering caused by link-hopping makes me wonder what I was doing when I started out, (3) my real-world colleagues are totally out of touch with what I'm doing and what I'm learning about.

    Blogging is Pointless in Education

  • You have visited the site, seen if it's for you, and made the decision to either try it out or dismiss it as a fad or worthless time-drain.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • If you want to quickly sift through your Twitter timeline, mentions or direct messages; a full-featured Twitter application or plugin that you have downloaded for your system or browser could become a severe time-drain or resource-hog.

    MakeUseOf.com

  • And that doesn't even consider the time-drain this places on our officers who have to conduct the investigations rather than, say, lead men and women in a crucial fight against terrorist enemies of America.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • According to Nielsen Online, the average Facebook user spent 5 hours, 46 minutes on the site in August 2009, far exceeding the average for the number-two online time-drain, Yahoo, at

    PC World

  • According to Nielsen Online, the average Facebook user spent 5 hours, 46 minutes on the site in August 2009, far exceeding the average for the number-two online time-drain, Yahoo, at 3 hours, 14 minutes.

    CIO.in

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