Meaning of DRAIN in English


Function: noun

Date: 1552

1 : a means (as a pipe) by which usually liquid matter is drained

2 a : the act of draining b : a gradual outflow or withdrawal : DEPLETION

3 : something that causes depletion : BURDEN

4 : an electrode in a field-effect transistor toward which charge carriers move ― compare GATE , SOURCE

– down the drain : to a state of being wasted or irretrievably lost

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.