Synonyms of drain in English:

drain


See definition of drain

verb

1‘there is a valve for draining the tank’

SYNONYMS

empty, empty out, remove the contents of, void, clear, clear out, unload, evacuate

ANTONYMS

fill

2‘then drain any surplus liquid’

SYNONYMS

draw off, extract, withdraw, remove, pump off, siphon off, milk, bleed, tap, void, filter, pour out, pour off, tip, discharge, transfer

3‘the water drained away to the sea’

SYNONYMS

flow, pour, escape, leak, trickle, empty, well, ooze, seep, exude, drip, dribble, issue, filter, percolate, bleed, sweat, leach

stream, run, rush, gush, roll, cascade, flood, surge, sweep

4‘jailing more people would just drain resources’

SYNONYMS

use up, exhaust, deplete, consume, expend, swallow up, absorb, get through, go through, run through, take up, occupy, empty, sap, strain, tax, bleed

5‘he drained what was left in his glass’

SYNONYMS

drink, drink down, drink up, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, quaff, down, imbibe, sup, slurp, suck, sip, swallow, finish off, polish off

informal sink, swig, swill, swill down, toss off, slug, knock back, put away, kill, get one's laughing gear round

British informal neck

North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, chug

rare ingurgitate


noun

1‘a flash storm filled the drain with water’

SYNONYMS

sewer, channel, conduit, ditch, culvert, duct, pipe, tube, gutter, groove, furrow, trough, trench, cut, sluice, spillway, race, flume, chute

2‘a significant drain on the camcorder's battery’

SYNONYMS

strain, demand, pressure, burden, load, imposition, tax

outflow, sapping, depletion