And relationships appear to be draining energy earmarked for personal goals.
For more than thirty years, the cost of health care has been draining the wallets of citizens and the government alike.
And in a flash, Varela had headed the ball past Tim Howard, the American goalie, draining the latter, in an instant, of all color.
Old English dreahnian "to drain, strain out," from Proto-Germanic *dreug-, source of drought, dry, giving the English word originally a sense of "make dry." Figurative meaning of "exhaust" is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in surviving texts between late Old English and the 1500s. Related: Drained; draining.
1550s, from drain (v.).
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material. v. drained, drain·ing, drains
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.