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  • adj. That cannot be drained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being drained or exhausted; inexhaustible.


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From un- +‎ drainable.


  • But, as thou hast protested, we will confer of these doubts together, and will seek out the resolution, even unto the bottom of that undrainable well where Heraclitus says the truth lies hidden.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • For each flood deposits its silt upon the immediate bank of the river, raising it year by year; till -- as in the case of the 'Levee' of the Mississippi, and probably of every one of the old fen rivers -- the stream runs at last between two natural dykes, at a level considerably higher than that of the now swamped and undrainable lands right and left of it.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • Austin, by contrast, has undrainable levels of energy, and was always up first.

  • Most people think it a fine thing to have a bit of land to call their own and leave to their children; but suppose a stinking and undrainable swamp, full of foul springs -- what consolation would it be to the proprietor of that to know, while the world lasted, not a human being would once dispute its possession with any fortunate descendant holding it? "

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V3


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