drainage

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noun drain·age \ˈdrā-nij\

Definition of drainage

  1. 1 :  the act, process, or mode of draining; also :  something drained off

  2. 2 :  a device for draining :  drain; also :  a system of drains

  3. 3 :  an area or district drained

1652

First Known Use of drainage

1652


DRAINAGE Defined for English Language Learners

drainage

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noun drain·age \ˈdrā-nij\

Definition of drainage for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of draining something : the act or process of removing water or liquid from a place or thing


DRAINAGE Defined for Kids

drainage

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noun drain·age \ˈdrā-nij\

Definition of drainage for Students

  1. :  the act or process of removing a liquid Drainage of the flooded area has begun.


Medical Dictionary

drainage

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noun drain·age \ˈdrā-nij\

Medical Definition of drainage

  1. 1:  the act or process of drawing off fluids from a cavity or wound by means of suction or gravity

  2. 2:  a process of releasing internal conflicts or pent-up feelings (as hostility or guilt)



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