He drained the wine from the tumbler and turned away from the window, and there was no self-pity in his gravelly voice.
The irony is that it was a woman who drained the Botox from Palin's rootin' tootin' appeal to other professional women.
Oil in the refineries would be drained and stored, and would not be lost, just delayed.
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.