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The drain's blocked again.
The war was becoming a serious drain on the nation's resources.
The government pledged to stop the drain of capital overseas.
a chest drain
I hate to think of all that hard work going down the drain!
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of drain from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.