Definition of Draining

1. Adjective. Having a debilitating effect. "An exhausting job in the hot sun"

Exact synonyms: Exhausting
Similar to: Debilitating



Definition of Draining

1. vb. n. The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.

Definition of Draining

1. Verb. (present participle of drain) ¹

2. Adjective. That drains ¹

3. Noun. the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Draining

1. drain [v] - See also: drain

Medical Definition of Draining

1. Of Drain, The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land. Draining tile. Same as Draintile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Draining

drainage basin
drainage basins
drainage ditch
drainage pipe
drainage system
drainage tube
drainages
drainboard
drainboards
draincock
draincocks
draine
drained
drainer
drainers
draining (current term)
draining board
draining boards
drainings
drainlike
drainmaker
drainmakers
draino
drainpipe
drainpipes
drainplug
drainplugs
drains
draintile
draintiles

Literary usage of Draining

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

1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Rept. of canal bd. on petitions for draining lands betw. ... Rept. on petitions and memorials of sundry citizens of Ulster со. re. draining swamp lands. ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, House of representatives, United States, Congress (1853)
"draining Cayuga marshes, report of select committee, 202 report of committee ordered printed, 202 draining in Manlius, DeWitt and Cicero, bill, 398, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1813)
"An Essay on draining Land, by the Steam Engine ; shew. ferent sized Engines; ... That it may btt very profitably applied in draining land, no doubt can be ..."

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