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adjective as in used up; exhausted

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In my tests, all this chirping and listening isn’t much of an additional drain on your battery.

We’re under a “general rain advisory,” which means there’s higher bacterial levels than normal in the ocean, especially near storm drains, rivers or lagoons.

Transfer to a colander set in the kitchen sink and let drain, until slightly limp, about 30 minutes.

He pointed to an incident in July in which a defector, according to South Korean officials, crawled beneath barbed wire and through a drain on Ganghwa Island, before swimming more than half a mile to North Korea.

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These microfibers flow out of washing machines, down the drain and into the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans.

Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.

He drained the wine from the tumbler and turned away from the window, and there was no self-pity in his gravelly voice.

And the medications were sold to the government at huge mark-ups that drained the health care budget.

Resources are being drained from all parties, and in the end, no one wins—especially children.

At the moment they look like dirt-caked kiddie pools, long-drained.

On this account, great care should be taken to provide well-drained positions.

The pool was drained in 1866, and, having been filled up, its site will ere long be covered with streets of houses.

The bed should be drained by a little ditch around it on the upper side.

It is very probable, indeed, that in twenty thousand years the waters of that basin will be to a great extent drained away.

Perhaps he had waited too long for the simple breakfast; perhaps the recent glory had drained him of vital force.


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On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drained, such as: depleted, weary, beat, dragging, hacked, and spent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.