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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun drainage:

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Definition of the noun drainage

What does drainage mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drainages

  1. emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of drainage: drain
    • more generic words: emptying / evacuation / voidance = the act of removing the contents of something

Alternative definition of the noun drainage


  1. A natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area.
  2. A system of drains.


"Drainage" is a musical album of Lands End.


  1. Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies.
    • also known as الصرف, 배수하다, drenaj
  2. Drainage: In medicine, drainage refers to the removal of fluids from a body.

Phrases with Drainage

Phrases starting with the word Drainage:

  1. drainage area
  2. drainage pipe
  3. drainage basin
  4. drainage ditch
  5. drainage system

Phrases ending with the word Drainage:

  1. air drainage
  2. Positive Drainage

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Drainage

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Google previewCellulite Solution, The Complete Guide to Being Cellulite Free (2010)

by Joy Romano Jimmy Aquino

Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Lymphatic drainage is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that moves lymph (interstitial fluid) throughout the body.

Google previewSetting Priorities for Environmental Management (1998)

An Application to the Mining Sector in Bolivia by Wendy S. Ayres, Kathleen A. Anderson, David Hanrahan

Of particular concern in Western Bolivia are those sources which generate very low-pH water (acid rock drainage or ARD). Acid rock drainage is a naturally occurring process which can be greatly exacerbated by mining due to the increased ...

Google previewIH-10 West from Taylor Street to FM 1489, Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller Counties (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

Drainage is the primary concern in crop management. This is a nearly level soil on broad. irregular areas. It is suitable to growing native pasture for cattle and for rice. The soil is poorly drained and is saturated for 3 to (1 months in winter and ...

Google previewJAMA (1907)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Gauze or capillary drainage is the most widely applicable and useful of all drains if used in sufficient quantity to preclude its being choked...

Google previewSoil Survey, Adams County, Pennsylvania (1967)

Report by Reginald Speir

Drainage is the most important management problem. Diversion terraces at the foot of slopes help to control both runoff and seepage. Bedding, random tile and open ditches with suitable, outlets are needed in some places. Drained areas are ...

Google previewIdaho Panhandle National Forests, Priest Lake Ranger District, Priest Lake Noxious Weed Control Project (1997)

Environmental Impact Statement

in addition to the Wild and Scenic River Designation, the Forest Service has also identified the Upper Priest River as critical habitat for bull trout, as such the entire drainage is a focal watershed.

Google previewThe Big Book of Backyard Projects (2005)

Walls, Fences, Paths, Patios, Benches, Chairs & More by Paige Gilchrist

improving drainage Correcting drainage is a site- specific job ...

Google previewNitrogen in the Environment (2008)

by J.L. Hatfield, R.F. Follett

INTRODUCTION Subsurface drainage is a common water management practice in highly productive agricultural areas with poorly drained soils that have seasonally perched water tables or shallow groundwater. This management practice ...

Google previewPlanning Irrigation Network And Ofd Works (2007)

by Vinod Sharma

Drainage is a pre-requisite in an irrigated area as the water application efficiency seldom reach more than 50% implying whatever water is applied to the fields 50 % goes in deep percolation-evaporation which in turn raises the water table.

Google previewSoil Hydrology, Land Use and Agriculture (2011)

Measurement and Modelling by Manoj Shukla

Introduction Subsurface drainage is a common agricultural practice to improve aeration and trafficability of soils with shallow groundwater or seasonally perched water tables (Eggelsmann, 1981; Skaggs et al., 1994). These measures ...

Google previewGreen Development (2003)

Environment and Sustainability in the Third World by W. M. Adams

Waterlogging and associated salinisation due to poor drainage is a major global problem on irrigated land. This photograph shows maize suffering in a poorly drained field corner. requirements, but are unlikely to meet the predicted economic ...

Google previewManagement of Pituitary Tumors (2003)

The Clinician’s Practical Guide by Michael P. Powell, Stafford L. Lightman, Edward R. Laws Jr.

authors' experiences, opening the basal cisterns early in the procedure to allow CSF drainage is a satisfactory alternative. Mannitol can be given to produce additional relaxation of the frontal lobes, if required. The treatment of the optic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

drainage systems are designed for the timely removal of excess water from land to reduce the risk of water damage to crops, ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Large drainage basins, like the area that drains into the Mississippi River contain thousands of smaller drainage ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

downthrow drumlin downthrow downtown downward-transition region drainage In geology, the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane. The major area of business of a town or city. See CBD, Central Place Theory. See Core-Periphery ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

drainage The naturally occurring channelled flow formed by streams and rivers. A drainage basin is the area of land drained by a river and its ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

drainage pattern d iv id e d iv id e can be represented graphically in this way ( with each dot standing for, say, 50 trees or 10 elephants). double refraction See anisotropic; birefringence. downland An area of pasture on hilly terrain. The term is ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Dragulgnan 117 Drainage duties of dragoons with those of cavalry proper, in so far as fighting on foot is concerned, but there are no regular dragoon regiments in the service. Dismounted cavalry was largely used in the American Civil War, ...

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Quotes about Drainage

I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton. (Sam Donaldson)
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Scrabble value of D2R1A1I1N1A1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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