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 for drain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drain \Drain\ (dr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drained
     (dr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.] [AS. drehnigean to
     drain, strain; perh. akin to E. draw.]
     1. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or
        off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
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              Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.
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              But it was not alone that the he drained their
              treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley.
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     2. To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make
        gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from
        streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence,
        to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like;
        as, to drain a country of its specie.
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              Sinking waters, the firm land to drain,
              Filled the capacious deep and formed the main.
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     3. To filter.
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              Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth,
              hath become fresh.                    --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drain \Drain\, v. i.
     1. To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.
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     2. To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as,
        let the vessel stand and drain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drain \Drain\, n.
     1. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and
        continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie
        from a country; the project is a drain on resources.
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     2. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a
        trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
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     3. pl. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
        [Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     Box drain, Counter drain. See under Box, Counter.
     Right of drain (Law), an easement or servitude by which one
        man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over
        the estate of another. --Kent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run
           out of it [syn: drain, drainage]
      2: tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to
         remove unwanted material
      3: a pipe through which liquid is carried away [syn: drain,
         drainpipe, waste pipe]
      4: a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on
         resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
      v 1: flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big
           vat" [syn: drain, run out]
      2: deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of
      3: empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil
      4: make weak; "Life in the camp drained him" [syn: enfeeble,
         debilitate, drain]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  423 Moby Thesaurus words for "drain":
     abate, ablate, ablation, abrade, abridge, absorb, absorption,
     abstract, abuse, achromatize, acquire, air-dry, anhydrate,
     assimilate, assimilation, attrition, bake, bankrupt, bate, bereave,
     blackmail, blanch, bleach, bleed, bleed white, blot, blow,
     blow out, bog, broach, brush, bugger, burn, burn up, burning up,
     call, call for, catch up, cesspool, channel, claim, clap hands on,
     clasp, claw, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out,
     clear the decks, clench, clinch, cloaca, cloaca maxima, clutch,
     conduit, consume, consumption, contribution, cripple, culvert,
     cure, curtail, cut off, de-energize, debilitate, decant, decolor,
     decolorize, decrease, decrement, deduct, defecate, defluxion,
     dehumidify, dehydrate, demand, demand for, denude, deplete,
     depletion, deplume, depreciate, depreciation, depress, deprive,
     deprive of, derogate, desiccate, despoil, detract, digest,
     digestion, dim, diminish, disable, disbursement, discharge,
     discolor, disenable, disentitle, disparage, displume, dissipate,
     dissipation, ditch, divest, down the drain, draft, draft off, drag,
     drain of color, drain of resources, drain off, drain out, drainage,
     draw, draw down, draw from, draw off, drench, dribble away,
     drink up, drip, dry, dull, dump, duty, ease one of, eat, eat away,
     eat up, eating up, ebb, effluence, efflux, effluxion, effusion,
     eliminate, embrace, empty, empty out, enfeeble, ennui, erode,
     erosion, etiolate, evacuate, evaporate, evaporation, exaction,
     exhalation, exhaust, exhaustion, expend, expending, expenditure,
     exploit, exsiccate, extortion, extortionate demand, extract, fade,
     fatigue, file away, find vent, finish, finish off, finishing, fire,
     flay, fleece, flow, flow out, flowoff, fume, garbage dump, get,
     get hold of, glom on to, gobble, gobble up, gone, grab,
     grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, gush, gush out, gutter,
     hamstring, headchute, heavy demand, hors de combat, hug, ill-use,
     impair, impose upon, imposition, impost, impoverish,
     impoverishment, inactivate, incapacitate, indent, ingest,
     ingestion, insistent demand, insolate, jade, jet, kennel, kibosh,
     kiln, lame, lay hands on, lay hold of, leach, leakage, leave,
     lessen, let, let blood, let out, levy, lighten one of, loot, lost,
     maim, make use of, manipulate, marsh, milk, mine, mire, misuse,
     mummify, nail, nip, nip up, nonnegotiable demand, notice, ooze,
     oppress, order, outfall, outflow, outflowing, outgo, outlet,
     outpour, outpouring, pale, pall, palm, parch, partake, peroxide,
     phlebotomize, pick clean, pillage, pipe, pipette, piscina, play on,
     pluck, pocket, possess, pour, pour out, presume upon, pump,
     pump out, purge, purify, put, quaff, quagmire, queer,
     queer the works, receive, reduce, reduction, refine, remove,
     requirement, requisition, retrench, rub, rub away, run out, runoff,
     rush, rush order, sabotage, sap, sapping, scorch, scour out,
     scupper, sear, seep, seize, septic tank, sewer, shear, shorten,
     shrink, shrinkage, shrivel, sink, siphon, siphon off, skin, sluice,
     sluice out, smoke, snap up, snatch, soak up, sough, spend,
     spending, spew out, spike, sponge, spout, spout out, spurt,
     squander, squandering, steal, strain, strip, strip bare, stroke,
     subduct, subtract, suck, suck dry, suck out, sump, sun, sun-dry,
     surge, swab, swallow, swallow up, swamp, sweep out, swill, take,
     take advantage of, take away, take away from, take by assault,
     take by storm, take from, take hold of, take possession, tap,
     tarnish, tax, taxing, thin, thin out, thrown away, tire, tone down,
     torrefy, towel, trench, tribute, trickle, ultimatum, unclog, unfit,
     unfoul, up the spout, use, use ill, use up, using, using up,
     venesect, vent, void, vomit forth, warning, wash out, wastage,
     waste, waste away, wasted, wastefulness, wasting away, watercourse,
     weaken, wear, wear away, wear down, wearing, wearing away,
     wearing down, weary, weazen, weed, weigh, well, well out, whip up,
     whiten, wing, wipe, withdraw, withdrawal, wither, wizen, work on,
     work upon, wreck

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [IBM] Syn. for flush (sense 2). Has a connotation of finality about it;
      one speaks of draining a device before taking it offline.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (IBM) To allow a system to complete the processing of
     its current work before the system becomes unavailable.
     E.g. draining a device before taking it off-line or telling
     a web server in a server farm not to accept any new
     requests but to finish processing any requests it has already
     [{Jargon File]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DRAIN. Conveying the water from one place to another, for the purpose of 
  drying the former 
       2. The right of draining water through another map's land. This is an 
  easement or servitude acquired by grant or prescription. Vide 3 Kent, Com. 
  436 7 Mann. & Gr. 354; Jus aguaeductus; Rain water; Stillicidium. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Drain, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
     Population (2000):    1021
     Housing Units (2000): 441
     Land area (2000):     0.543369 sq. miles (1.407318 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.543369 sq. miles (1.407318 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            20500
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             43.661647 N, 123.314808 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     97435
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Drain, OR

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