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adjective as in tiring

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Charters and their operators make money by draining public funds.

And in a flash, Varela had headed the ball past Tim Howard, the American goalie, draining the latter, in an instant, of all color.

That way, the still beating heart facilitates the draining of the roughly 10 gallons of blood even as it hastens its own end.

It had been a disaster, diverting farmers from the land, draining their grain supplies and ultimately starving millions.

For more than thirty years, the cost of health care has been draining the wallets of citizens and the government alike.

But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.

The question whether we can long support two fields of operation draining on our resources requires grave consideration.

They were anxious to know what might be done towards draining and relieving Holland from its ruinous state.

But this by no means exhausts the benefits derived from it, draining being merely the precursor of further improvement.

Arrangements should be made for keeping the area clear of vermin and for ventilating and draining it.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to draining, such as: exhausting, taxing, debilitating, depleting, fatiguing, and sapping.

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