[ US /ˈdɹeɪnd/ ]
[ UK /dɹˈe‍ɪnd/ ]
  1. emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
    a drained marsh
    a drained tank
    a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything
  2. drained of electric charge; discharged
    a dead battery
    left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained
  3. very tired
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How To Use drained In A Sentence

  • After such a long time in storage, all the oil will have drained to the sump.
  • Transfer the drained veg to a large bowl. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ebbing of his hope drained his faith.
  • He drained the tank of all water.
  • Where woods existed near undrained marsh or bog, a traveller's difficulties were enhanced.
  • Add undrained can of macaroni seasoning with sardines. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The bath water slowly drained away.
  • In some ways it's been draining, or at least the changes have left me feeling drained.
  • United left the pitch looking stunned and drained.
  • The plants should be grown in a sunny or partially shaded spot and prefer a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Times, Sunday Times
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