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drain away

verb

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  1. to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually as the city lost population, its political influence drained away Synonyms of drain away abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, decrease (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneWords Related to drain away compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms of drain away appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of drain away accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax


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