Definition of Drainage system

1. Noun. A system of watercourses or drains for carrying off excess water.

Generic synonyms: System

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drainage System

drain-trap stomach
drain basket
drain plug
drain the cup
drain the lizard
drain the main vein
drainage area
drainage basin
drainage basins
drainage ditch
drainage pipe
drainage system (current term)
drainage tube
draining board
draining boards

Literary usage of Drainage system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Investigation of Inappropriate Pollutant Entries Into Storm Drainage Systems by Robert Pitt (1993)
"These may include: • drainage system surveys (tests for specific pollutants, visual inspections, TV drainage pipe inspections, and smoke and dye tests), ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"Believing that much permanent benefit would result in lowering the water-table even a few feet, a new drainage system was installed in November of 1905. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"tinl part of a city's sewerage drainage system for the purpose of keeping it open and unclog- ged by dirt, sand, or other foreign substances, so that it can ..."

4. Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains by Clarence Edward Dutton, Grove Karl Gilbert (1880)
"Such a drainage system is said to be antecedent to the structure. But if in the latter case the displacements are .produced rapidly the drainage system will ..."

5. Local Government and Taxation in the United Kingdom: A Series of Essays Pub by Cobden Club (London, England), John Webb Probyn (1882)
"Drainage The arterial drainage system of London, extending over under new something like a hundred and twenty square miles of area, ..."

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