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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, breakdown, broaching, clamant, clamorous, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, collapse, coming apart, crack-up, cracking, crumbling, crying, cupping, decadent, declining, defecation, degenerate, demanding, depletion, deteriorating, devitalizing, discharging cargo, disintegrating, drafting, drainage, drawing, drooping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, egress, elimination, emptying, enervating, enfeebling, evacuation, exacting, excretion, exhaustedness, exhausting, exhaustion, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, fading, failing, falling, fatiguesome, fatiguing, flagging, fragmenting, going to pieces, grasping, grueling, importunate, insistent, instant, killing, languishing, loud, marcescent, milking, nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration, off-loading, persistent, pertinacious, phlebotomy, pining, pipetting, pressing, prostration, pumping, punishing, regressive, removal, retrograde, retrogressive, sapping, shriveling, sinking, siphoning, sliding, slipping, slumping, straining, stressful, subsiding, sucking, suction, tabetic, tapping, taxing, tiresome, tiring, toilsome, trying, unloading, urgent, venesection, venting, voidance, voiding, waning, wasting, weakening, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wilting, withering, worsening
Dictionary Results for draining:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the
           hot sun" [syn: draining, exhausting]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Drain \Drain\ (dr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drained
   (dr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.] [AS. drehnigean to
   drain, strain; perh. akin to E. draw.]
   1. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or
      off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
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            Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.
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            But it was not alone that the he drained their
            treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley.
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   2. To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make
      gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from
      streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence,
      to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like;
      as, to drain a country of its specie.
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            Sinking waters, the firm land to drain,
            Filled the capacious deep and formed the main.
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   3. To filter.
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            Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth,
            hath become fresh.                    --Bacon.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Draining \Drain"ing\, vb. n. of Drain, v. t. (Agric.)
   The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
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   Draining tile. Same as Draintile.
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