Drained
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. [1913 Webster]

Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Sinking waters, the firm land to drain, Filled the capacious deep and formed the main. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

3. To filter. [1913 Webster]

Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drained — [adj] used up; exhausted all in*, beat*, bleary, burned out*, dead, dead tired*, depleted, dragging, effete, far gone, hacked*, pooped*, spent, washed out, weary, wiped out*, worn out; concepts 485,560 Ant. energized, full, lively …   New thesaurus

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  • drained — adjective very tired and without any energy: Steve felt so drained he could hardly make it to the car …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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