drainages

drainage

[drey-nij]

Origin:
1645–55; drain + -age

overdrainage, noun
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drainage (ˈdreɪnɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the process or a method of draining
2.  a system of watercourses or drains
3.  liquid, sewage, etc, that is drained away

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drainage
1650s, from drain + -age.
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drainage drain·age (drā'nĭj)
n.
The removal of fluid or purulent material from a wound or body cavity.

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