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When the pasta is cooked, drain it and serve immediately.
All water tanks and pipes should be drained.
Drain all the syrup from the tins.
The marshes have now been completely drained.
Fighting legal battles is draining the company's resources.
This is the British English definition of drain. View American English definition of drain.
a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree
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