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synonyms for draining

  • exhausting
  • taxing
  • debilitating
  • depleting
  • fatiguing
  • sapping
  • wearing
  • wearying
  • tiresome
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How to use draining in a sentence

But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The question whether we can long support two fields of operation draining on our resources requires grave consideration.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
They were anxious to know what might be done towards draining and relieving Holland from its ruinous state.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
But this by no means exhausts the benefits derived from it, draining being merely the precursor of further improvement.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
Arrangements should be made for keeping the area clear of vermin and for ventilating and draining it.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
In 1752 he designed and set up an engine for draining some coal-pits at Clifton in Lancashire.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It contains directions for draining, clearing, and inclosing a farm, and for enriching the soil and reducing it to tillage.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
He worked swiftly, gently, to stop the bleeding that had been draining her life away.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
Draining swamps or low land which holds water after a rain is another method of extermination.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
He finished off by striking the table with his fist, seizing his tankard, and draining it to the bottom.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO DRAINING

  • clearing
  • discharge
  • draining
  • emptying
  • expulsion
  • discharging
  • draining
  • flooding
  • flowing
  • gushing
  • raining
  • rainy
  • running
  • rushing
  • showering
  • spilling
  • spouting
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