Drainage tube
Drainage Drain"age, n. 1. A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain. [1913 Webster]

2. The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers. [1913 Webster]

3. (Engin.) The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works. [1913 Webster]

4. Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc. --Latham. [1913 Webster]

5. (Surg.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Drainage tube} (Surg.), a tube introduced into a wound, etc., to draw off the discharges. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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