Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of taking water from anything; draining; drainage.

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Examples

  • While health considerations, structural assessments and basic services restoration will all take precedence over the weeks that follow the unwatering of New Orleans, I urge those in charge to resist the decision to simply bulldoze neighborhoods as a precursor to rebuilding the city.

    Rebuilding New Orleans? « BuzzMachine

  • While health considerations, structural assessments, environmental clean up and basic services restoration will all take precedence over the weeks that follow the unwatering of New Orleans, I urge those in charge to resist the decision to simply bulldoze neighborhoods as a precursor to rebuilding the city.

    Should New Orleans be rebuilt? « BuzzMachine

  • They know that this was certainly was a setback in a way but also they knew that we were ahead of schedule in the unwatering process.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • And the -- we should get the pumps running this morning and start the unwatering process.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • He is the commander and unwatering task force, Army Corps of Engineers, and he joins us from New Orleans.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • Army Corps of Engineers is performing unwatering operations in New Orleans.

    CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2005

  • Then we can start proceeding with the procedure of unwatering (ph) the city.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2005

  • In this way the unwatering of mines may be very inexpensively effected, or water for irrigation purposes may be raised from an almost level stream.

    Getting Gold: a practical treatise for prospectors, miners and students

  • Then the gasoline engines began to snort, great lengths of tubing were let down into the shaft, and spurting water started down the mountain side as the task of unwatering the shaft began.

    The Cross-Cut

  • Fairchild laughed -- he couldn't help it -- in spite of the fact that five hundred dollars might have gone a long way toward unwatering that shaft.

    The Cross-Cut

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  • I find this word drains my usually saturated spirit

    January 9, 2015