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Definition of the adjective draining

What does draining mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. having a debilitating effect
    • examples: Tom found the exercise mentally draining. | The water on the road's surface isn't draining sufficiently. | If the birds of prey want someone's blood, if they want to go on draining the Brazilian people, I offer my life as a holocaust. | They call it an English grammar book; I call it an arduous, soul-draining and depressing experience pushing the limits of human patience.
    • synonym of draining: exhausting
    • similar: debilitating

Alternative definition of the adjective draining

adjective

  1. That drains

Definition of the noun draining

What does draining mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. the practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

Draining scoop. Shovel. Sod knife. Spades. Strawtwister. Necessity. Antiquity. water is easily removed; and while the ...

Google previewThe Rural cyclopedia, or A general dictionary of agriculture (1849)

and of the arts, sciences, instruments, and practice, necessary to the farmer, stockfarmer, gardener, forester, landsteward, farrier, &c by John Marius Wilson

See Draining. SUBSOIL PLOUGH. See Plough. SUBSOIL-PLOUGHING. The stirring of the subsoil of arable land with a specially constructed plough. It differs from both deep - ploughing and trench-ploughing in its only stirring the subsoil and ...

Google previewThe farmer's encyclopædia, and dictionary of rural affairs (1842)

by Cuthbert William Johnson

DRAINING. DRILL-MACHINES. cooke's duill. DRILL-MACHINES. drills : by the description we. In the formation of drains, a shovel tapering to a point, and scoops of a peculiar shape, are commonly used. These are represented in the figures 6, ...

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Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. ... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other. (Ivy Baker Priest)
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Scrabble value of D2R1A1I1N1I1N1G2

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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