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drainage

[drey-nij]
noun
1.
the act or process of draining.
2.
a system of drains, artificial or natural.
4.
something that is drained off.
5.
Surgery. the drainage of fluids, as bile, urine, etc., from the body, or of pus and other diseased products from a wound.

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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