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Drained

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drain \Drain\ (dr[=a]n), verb (used with an object) [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.

Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent. --Bacon.

But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley.

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.

Sinking waters, the firm land to drain, Filled the capacious deep and formed the main. --Roscommon.

3. To filter.

Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh. --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

drained \drained\ adjective having lost much energy or emotion from vigorous activity; -- of people; as, the day's events left her completely drained of strength. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having resources completely depleted.

Syn: depleted. [WordNet 1.5]

3. having no power remaining; -- of a battery.

Syn: run-down. [WordNet 1.5]

{to go down the drain}

1. to be consumed in profitless activity; to be wasted; to become worthless.

2. to vanish or cease existing. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

drained

adjective

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" [ant: {undrained}]

2: very tired [syn: {knackered}, {drained}]

3: drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained" [syn: {dead}, {drained}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

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I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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