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Pronunciation of Draining: Learn how to pronounce Draining in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word drain:

verb
[with object]
1cause the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty or dry:
we drained the swimming pool
cause or allow (liquid) to run off or out of something:
fry the pork and drain off any excess fat
make (land) drier by providing channels for water to flow away in:
the land was drained and the boggy ground reclaimed
(of a river) carry off the superfluous water from (an area):
the stream drains a wide moorland above the waterfall
[no object, with adverbial of direction] (of water or another liquid) flow away from, out of, or into something:
the river drains into the Pacific
figurative
Polly felt the blood drain from her face
[no object] become dry or drier as liquid runs off or away:
dishes left to drain
drink the entire contents of (a glass or other container):
the stranger drained his glass of beer
2deprive of strength or vitality:
his limbs were drained of all energy
Ruth slumped down in her seat, drained by all that had happened
cause (a valuable resource) to be lost or used up:
my mother’s hospital bills are draining my income
[no object, with adverbial] (of a valuable resource) be lost or used up:
votes and campaign funds drained away from the Republican candidate
3 Golf, informal (of a player) hole (a putt):
whenever he did hit a green, he drained the putt
noun
1a channel or pipe carrying off surplus liquid, especially rainwater or liquid waste.
British a frame of metal bars set in a road over the opening to a rainwater channel.
a tube for drawing off accumulating fluid from a body cavity or an abscess.
Electronics the part of a field-effect transistor to which the charge carriers flow after passing the gate.
2 [in singular] a thing that uses up a particular resource:
nuclear power is a serious drain on the public purse
the continuous loss or expenditure of a particular resource:
the drain of talented staff to the United States
Phrases

go down the drain
informal be totally wasted:
the government must stop public money going down the drain
Origin:

Old English drÄ“ahnian, drÄ“hnian ‘strain (liquid’), of Germanic origin; related to dry