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drain [ drein] vt.排去;放水 n.耗竭

drain [ drein] vi.(水等)流掉

drain...of 耗尽;用完

drain off 流掉;渐渐枯竭

人才流失 brain drain

Floor Drain 地面排水渠

brain drain 人才外流

go down the drain 前功尽弃;白费心机

Drain Chargeman

Prevent the drain of State-owned property 防止国有资产流失

Drain 流失

drain of capital 资金外流

drain of state owned property 国有资产流失

stem drain of state assets 防止(堵塞)国有资产流失

to prevent the drain of state owned property 防止国有资产流失

drain valve

drain plug

oil drain hole

I think looking after her elderly mother is quite a drain on her energy.

The drain of money from the country is a serious problem.

The drains overflowed after the heavy rain.

Don't pour these tea leaves down the drain — you'll block the sewer.
别把这些茶叶往排水管里倒, 这样会堵塞下水道的。

The water drained slowly out of the sink.

With illness, her strength drained away.

They drained water from the land.

She drained the bathtub and filled it with fresh water.
她放掉了浴缸里的水, 又注入了新水。

The war drained the country of its resources.

This country is being drained of its best talents.

It went down the drain. *drain “排水管”。
How was the investment? (投资的那个项目怎么样?)
It went down the drain. (全都白搭了。)

It was a waste of effort. *waste “浪费”、“白搭”,effort表示“努力”、“费尽力气”。
It was a waste of my effort.
My effort was wasted.
All my effort went down the drain.

Dip and drain station 浸渍和流滴工位

Drain time 滴落时间

Drain time 流滴时间

Today's today. Tomorrow, we may be ourselves gone down the drain of eternity.
Euripides ancient Creek playwright

@@@ 慢; 逐渐
break in 使(新鞋新靴)逐渐舒适合脚; 磨合; 训练
by and by 不久以后, 过一段时间; 逐渐地
catch on 1.理解, 领会
2.逐渐流行, 逐渐受欢迎
die away (风、声音)逐渐消失; 减少或减弱
die out 灭绝; 逐渐消失
drain off 流掉; 渐渐枯竭
fade away 逐渐凋谢; (声音)慢慢减弱, 逐渐消失
fade in (使)渐显(电影、电视中的画面); (使声音)渐强
let up 减小, 渐渐停止
little by little 逐渐地; 慢慢地
melt away (使某物)融化或溶解而消失; 逐渐消失
slow down 减速, 慢下来; 松弛
waste away 慢慢消逝; 日益消瘦/衰弱

away : 减少,减弱(indicating loss, lessening, weakening)
burn away 烧尽
brush away 刷掉
die away 消失
drain away 流走
melt away 融化
pass away 消失
rub away 擦掉
wash away 冲走
wipe away 擦掉
boil away 汽化

go down the drain 前功尽弃;白费心机

才外流 [cái wài liú] /brain drain/

浍 [kuài] /drain/stream/

淋 [lìn] /diseases of the bladder/to drain/to drip/

流失 [liú shī] /be drained away/to run off/to wash away/

排水 [pái shuǐ] /drain/

渠 [qú] /big/stream or canal/drain/ditch/

畎 [quǎn] /field drains/

澌 [sī] /drain dry/to exhaust/

外流 [wài liú] /outflow/to flow out/to drain/

{adj: appropriated, condemned, confiscate, confiscated, seized, taken over} taken without permission or consent especially by public authority
"the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"
"the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"

{adj: blocked, plugged} completely obstructed or closed off
"the storm was responsible for many blocked roads and bridges"
"the drain was plugged"

{adj: dead, drained} drained of electric charge; discharged
"a dead battery"
"left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"

{adj: dirt, ungraded} (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel

{adj: drained} emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
"a drained marsh"
"a drained tank"
"a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
<-> undrained

{adj: draining, exhausting} having a debilitating effect
"an exhausting job in the hot sun"

{adj: exhausted, dog-tired, fagged, fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out} drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
"the day's shopping left her exhausted"
"he went to bed dog-tired"
"was fagged and sweaty"
"the trembling of his played out limbs"
"felt completely washed-out"
"only worn-out horses and cattle"
"you look worn out"

{adj: exhausted} drained physically
"the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained"

{adj: knackered, drained} very tired

{adj: open} affording free passage or access
"open drains"
"the road is open to traffic"
"open ranks"
<-> closed

{adj: unclogged} freed of obstructions
"an unclogged drain"

{adj: undrained} not drained
"preserve wetlands; keep them undrained"
<-> drained

{n: Great Slave Lake} a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River

{n: Lake Ilmen, Ilmen} a lake in northwestern Russia; drains through the Volkhov River into Lake Ladoga

{n: Lake Ladoga, Ladoga} a lake in northwestern Russia north of St. Petersburg; the largest lake in Europe; drains through the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland

{n: Rhone-Alpes} a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers

{n: anterior jugular vein} arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein

{n: azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos} one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava

{n: basilic vein, vena basilica} a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein

{n: basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis} one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus

{n: bilge well} (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away

{n: bog soil} poorly drained soils on top of peat and under marsh or swamp vegetation

{n: brain drain} depletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel

{n: buildup} the result of the process of accumulation
"the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"

{n: canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae} a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

{n: cannula} a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication

{n: catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin} the geographical area draining into a river or reservoir

{n: central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis} a single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein

{n: cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum} the veins draining the cerebellum

{n: colander, cullender} bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods

{n: conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales} veins draining the conjunctiva

{n: culvert} a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway

{n: cystic vein, vena cystica} vein that drains the gallbladder

{n: dacryocystitis} inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose

{n: dish rack} a rack for holding dishes as dishwater drains off of them

{n: drain basket} a filter in a sink drain; traps debris but passes water

{n: drain, drainage} emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

{n: drain, drainpipe, waste pipe} a pipe through which liquid is carried away

{n: drainage system} a system of watercourses or drains for carrying off excess water

{n: drainboard, draining board} a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink

{n: drain} a gradual depletion of energy or resources
"a drain on resources"
"a drain of young talent by emigration"

{n: drain} tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

{n: drawing, drawing off} act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
"the drawing of water from the well"

{n: emissary vein, vena emissaria} one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull

{n: ethmoidal vein, vena ethmoidalis} veins that drain the ethmoidal sinuses and empty into the superior ophthalmic vein

{n: external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa} one of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein

{n: facial vein, vena facialis} any of several veins draining the face

{n: fatigue duty, fatigue} labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
"the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"
"they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"

{n: gastric vein, vena gastrica} one of several veins draining the stomach walls

{n: genicular vein, vena genus} veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein

{n: gluteal vein, vena gluteus} veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body

{n: grinding} matter resulting from the process of grinding
"vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

{n: hemorrhoidal vein, rectal vein, vena rectalis} any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum

{n: hepatic duct} the duct that drains bile from the liver

{n: hepatic vein, vena hepatica} a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava

{n: ileocolic vein, vena ileocolica} a vein that drains the end of the ileum and the appendix and the cecum and the lower part of the ascending colon

{n: iliac vein, vena iliaca} one of three veins draining the pelvic area

{n: inferior cerebral vein, venae cerebrum inferior} veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses

{n: inferior labial vein, vena labialis inferior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip

{n: inferior ophthalmic vein} a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket

{n: inferior thyroid vein} any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein

{n: intercostal vein, vena intercostalis} several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage

{n: labial vein, vena labialis} a vein draining the lips of the mouth

{n: labial vein, vena labialis} veins draining the lips of the vulva

{n: labyrinthine vein, internal auditory vein} veins that drain the inner ear

{n: lacrimal apparatus} the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye

{n: lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis} drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein

{n: laryngeal vein, vena laryngea} one of two veins draining the larynx

{n: lumbar vein, vena lumbalis} veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses

{n: middle thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: mudhif} a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained

{n: musculophrenic vein, vena musculophrenica} veins that drain the upper abdominal wall and the lower intercostal spaces and the abdomen

{n: obturator vein, vena obturatoria} a vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein

{n: occipital vein, vena occipitalis} a vein that drains the occipital region

{n: outfall} the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water

{n: ovarian vein, vena ovarica} one of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: pancreatic vein, venae pancreatica} veins draining the pancreas and emptying into the superior mesenteric and splenic veins

{n: parotid vein} parotid branches of the facial vein; they drain part of the parotid gland and empty into the retromandibular vein

{n: pectoral vein, vena pectoralis} veins that drain the pectoral muscles and empty into the subclavian vein

{n: perforating vein, vena perforantis} veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein

{n: petcock} regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining

{n: phrenic vein, vena phrenica} either of two veins that drain the diaphragm

{n: plughole} a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away)

{n: plunger, plumber's helper} hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains

{n: pterygoid plexus} a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

{n: rhinotomy} surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the nose to drain accumulated pus

{n: river basin, basin} the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
"flood control in the Missouri basin"

{n: saphenous vein, vena saphena} either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot

{n: scleral veins, venae sclerales} tributaries of the anterior ciliary veins that drain the sclera of the eye

{n: scupper} drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

{n: sewage, sewerage} waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

{n: shunt} implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body

{n: sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus} tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon

{n: soil pipe} drain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc.

{n: spinal vein, vena spinalis} veins that drain the spinal cord

{n: sternocleidomastoid vein, vena sternocleidomastoidea} drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: stylomastoid vein, vena stylomastoidea} a vein that drains the tympanic cavity and empties into the retromandibular vein

{n: superior cerebral vein, vena cerebrum superior} a cerebral vein that drains the dorsal convexity of the cerebral hemisphere and empties into the cavernous sinus

{n: superior labial vein, vena labialis superior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the upper lip

{n: superior thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: supraorbital vein, vena supraorbitalis} drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supratrochlear vein to form the angular vein

{n: supratrochlear vein, vena supratrochlearis} drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein

{n: temporal vein, vena temporalis} any of several veins draining the temporal region

{n: thoracic vein, vena thoracica} veins that drain the thoracic walls

{n: thyroid vein, vena thyroidea} any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area

{n: tidewater} low-lying coastal land drained by tidal streams

{n: trap-and-drain auger} a plumber's snake for clearing a trap and drain

{n: trap} drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

{n: vena bulbi penis} vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum

{n: venae renis} veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein

{n: vesical vein, vena vesicalis} veins that drain the vesical plexus and join the internal iliac veins

{n: vestibular vein, vena vestibularis} veins that drain the saccule and utricle

{n: wick} any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
"the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"

{v: bleed} drain of liquid or steam
"bleed the radiators"
"the mechanic bled the engine"

{v: clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul} become or cause to become obstructed
"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"
"The water pipe is backed up"
<-> unclog

{v: crap up} become obstructed or chocked up
"The drains clogged up"

{v: drain the cup, drink up} drink to the last drop
"drink up--there's more wine coming"

{v: drain, run out} flow off gradually
"The rain water drains into this big vat"

{v: drain} deplete of resources
"The exercise class drains me of energy"

{v: drain} empty of liquid ; drain the liquid from
"We drained the oil tank"

{v: enfeeble, debilitate, drain} make weak
"Life in the camp drained him"

{v: trench, ditch} cut a trench in, as for drainage
"ditch the land to drain it"
"trench the fields"

{v: unclog} become or cause to become unobstructed
"The chemical that we poured down the drain unclogged it"
<-> clog

{v: wash out} drain off the color in the course of laundering
"The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"

As the dark water drained from it, I could make out the bright roses and gold leaf design.

The presence I felt so strongly inside the car began to fade, and with it went the last residue of the fear that had gripped me these past several days. It drained from me like a poison.

Thus gradually all my savings drained in the bottomless hole.

Einstein, meanwhile, had taken up with a divorced cousin, Elsa, who cooked and cared for him during the emotionally draining months when he made the intellectual leaps that finally resulted in general relativity.

Doctors in New York say they expect former U.S. President Bill Clinton to make a full recovery from a surgical procedure, lasting almost four hours, to drain fluid from his left lung and remove scar tissue. The doctors expect Mr. Clinton to be walking within 24 hours.

Oil pan drain plug 油底壳放油塞

Oil pan drain plug gasket 油底壳放油塞垫片

排污道 sewage draining spillway 便器内污物排出的通道。

排污口 sewage draining exit 便器的污物排出口。

Drain hole screen

Roofing drains


Drain plugs

Drain covers

Drain bowls

Sterilization drain pans

Surgical suction drain probes

Surgical drains or sets or accessories

Medical incision drains and drainage bags and reservoirs and related products

Medical incision drain accessories

Medical incision drains

Drain or toilet plunger

Drain or pipe cleaning equipment

Drain cleaner

Domestic drain boards

Pumping or draining

Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus

brain drain 人材流失;人材外流

drain boles 排泄孔

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