Definition of Drained

1. Adjective. Emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid). "A drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"

Similar to: Empty, Exhausted
Antonyms: Undrained

2. Adjective. Very tired.

3. Adjective. Drained of electric charge; discharged. "Left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
Exact synonyms: Dead
Similar to: Uncharged
Derivative terms: Deadness

Definition of Drained

1. Adjective. Lacking motivation and energy; very tired; knackered. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a battery, empty of charge; discharged. ¹

3. Verb. (past of drain) ¹

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Definition of Drained

1. drain [v] - See also: drain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drained

drainage area
drainage basin
drainage basins
drainage ditch
drainage pipe
drainage system
drainage tube
drained (current term)
draining board
draining boards

Literary usage of Drained

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"patients with appendicitis who recovered, 31 were not drained, 28 were drained to the stump of the appendix, and 4 were drained to the pelvis. ..."

2. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"Plains of the former type are well drained, if the depressions are numerous, while those of the latter are ill drained. Well-drained areas (PI. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"It will also develop exceptionally well upon gravelly or stony loams, if deep and well drained. Heavy poorly drained soils should be avoided. ..."

4. A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith (1843)
"drained by Spoon r. Capital, Toulon. There were in 1H10, neat cattle 1461, sheep 1322, ... It has the Yadkin r. on the E. drained by branches of Rocky r. ..."

5. Irrigation and Drainage: Principles and Practice of Their Cultural Phases by Franklin Hiram King (1898)
"LANDS WHICH MUST BE SURFACE drained There are many ancient lake bottoms now ... Such lands must generally be surface drained, not only because it is ..."

6. A New Gazetteer of the United States of America ...: Including by William Darby, Theodore Dwight (1833)
"1830, 4058. drained into ... slopes to the в. т.., and is drained by Leaf r. ... and drained by the higher brancheĀ« of Sciota r. Chief t. Marion. Pop. ..."

7. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"At length he drained the canal and diverted the water, thus leaving their ships high and dry and joining nearly the whole island to the mainland. ..."

8. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1890)
"JOHN IS drained AND CAST ASIDE. IS lordship was busy with some letters, and did not look up for a minute or two, although he knew that I was there. ..."

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