Synonyms for drain

Synonyms for (noun) drain

Synonyms: drain, drainage

Definition: emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

Similar words: emptying, evacuation, voidance

Definition: the act of removing the contents of something


Synonyms: drain

Definition: a gradual depletion of energy or resources

Usage: a drain on resources; a drain of young talent by emigration

Similar words: depletion

Definition: the act of decreasing something markedly


Synonyms: drain, drainpipe, waste pipe

Definition: a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Similar words: pipage, pipe, piping

Definition: a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.


Synonyms: drain

Definition: tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

Similar words: tube, tubing

Definition: conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Synonyms for (verb) drain

Synonyms: enfeeble, drain, debilitate

Definition: make weak

Usage: Life in the camp drained him

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: drain

Definition: empty of liquid; drain the liquid from

Usage: We drained the oil tank

Similar words: empty

Definition: make void or empty of contents

Usage: Empty the box; The alarm emptied the building


Synonyms: drain

Definition: deplete of resources

Usage: The exercise class drains me of energy

Similar words: consume, eat, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust

Definition: use up (resources or materials)

Usage: this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week


Synonyms: run out, drain

Definition: flow off gradually

Usage: The rain water drains into this big vat

Similar words: flow, feed, course, run

Definition: move along, of liquids

Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi