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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAIN

When they are tender, remove them from the fire and drain off the water.

When tender, drain them, remove the skins, and dice the beets.

Remove from the fat, drain, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

When it is done, take it out, lay it on its claws to drain, and then wipe it dry.

Put the oysters into a sieve, and set it on a pan to drain the liquor from them.

When they are quite soft, drain them in a cullender, and mash them.

When done, take it up, and drain the liquid from it through a cullender.

Drain it, cut the leaves from the stalks, and chop them fine.

As soon as it is done take it out of the water and drain it.

Boil the spinach as above, and drain and press it, but do not chop it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dreahnian "to drain, strain out," from Proto-Germanic *dreug-, source of drought, dry, giving the English word originally a sense of "make dry." Figurative meaning of "exhaust" is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in surviving texts between late Old English and the 1500s. Related: Drained; draining.

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verberode, wear away; use up
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