drainage

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noun drain·age \ ˈdrā-nij \

Definition of drainage

1 :the act, process, or mode of draining; also :something drained off
2 :a device for draining :drain; also :a system of drains
3 :an area or district drained

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First Known Use of drainage

1652


DRAINAGE Defined for English Language Learners

drainage

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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

: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 :the act or process of drawing off fluids from a cavity or wound by means of suction or gravity
2 :a process of releasing internal conflicts or pent-up feelings (as hostility or guilt)


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