Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Drain

5 September 2020 Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We have 24 answers for the crossword clue Drain. We last saw the 'Drain' clue in Evening Standard Quick Crossword on Tuesday, 08 September 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • A gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
  • Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  • Deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  • A pipe through which liquid is carried away
  • Flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
  • Empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
  • Make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

Anagrams

We found 5 anagrams for the word 'Drain'.

Darin
  • Definition Unavailable
dinar
  • The basic unit of money in Yugoslavia
Indra
  • Chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda; god of rain and thunder
nadir
  • The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
ranid
  • Insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

EM

A linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

3 Letters

SAP

A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

4 Letters

TIRE

Hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"

5 Letters

BLEED

Draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

DINAR

The basic unit of money in Yugoslavia

EMPTY

A container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"

GULLY

Deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

LEACH

Permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

NADIR

The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

SEWER

Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

6 Letters

FILTER

Device that removes something from whatever passes through it

GUTTER

A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

RUNOFF

Decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

RUNOUT

Flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"

7 Letters

CULVERT

A transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway

DEPLETE

Use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

EXHAUST

Eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

8 Letters

DRAINAGE

Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

EMPTYOUT

ENFEEBLE

Make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

9 Letters

DEPLETION

The act of decreasing something markedly

DRAINPIPE

A pipe through which liquid is carried away

WASTEPIPE

A pipe through which liquid is carried away

10 Letters

DEBILITATE

Make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

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