1. drain

verb. ['ˈdreɪn'] flow off gradually.


  • flow
  • run out
  • course
  • feed


  • arrive
  • malfunction
  • unearned run
  • earned run

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Rhymes with Drain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce drain?

Pronounce drain as dreɪn.

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Sentences with drain

1. Noun, singular or mass
Pull the drain tube and allow it to drain into a bucket.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
After 24 hours, rinse the plants, drain the water, and fill the bucket with new water.

3. Verb, base form
Often these barrels don't have drainage holes to allow excess water to drain freely from the soil.

Quotes about drain

1. It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon.
- Marat Safin

2. My dear,Find what you love and let it kill you.Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.~ Falsely yours
- Charles Bukowski

3. In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down, and you could know if New York is in heavy boots.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2. drain

noun. ['ˈdreɪn'] emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it.


  • drainage
  • emptying
  • evacuation


  • good luck
  • free
  • let go of
  • add

3. drain

verb. ['ˈdreɪn'] empty of liquid; drain the liquid from.


  • increase

4. drain

verb. ['ˈdreɪn'] deplete of resources.


  • wipe out
  • exhaust
  • use up
  • eat
  • consume
  • deplete
  • run through


  • obey
  • enliven
  • escalate
  • stand still

5. drain

noun. ['ˈdreɪn'] a pipe through which liquid is carried away.


  • scupper
  • culvert
  • sewer
  • waste pipe
  • soil pipe
  • drainpipe
  • trap
  • pipage
  • sewerage
  • cloaca
  • piping


  • idle
  • inactivity
  • recuperate
  • conserve

6. drain

noun. ['ˈdreɪn'] tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material.


  • tube


  • hospitable
  • harden

7. drain

verb. ['ˈdreɪn'] make weak.


  • waste
  • macerate
  • debilitate
  • weaken
  • enfeeble


  • vitalize
  • energize
  • energise
  • stiffen

8. drain

noun. ['ˈdreɪn'] a gradual depletion of energy or resources.


  • drawing off
  • drawing
  • depletion


  • abstain
  • eat out
  • eat in
  • reassure