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drain

1. a pipe or channel that carries off water, sewage, etc.
2. Surgery a device, such as a tube, for insertion into a wound, incision, or bodily cavity to drain off pus, etc.
3. Electronics the electrode region in a field-effect transistor into which majority carriers flow from the interelectrode conductivity channel

Drain

A channel, conduit, or pipe used to remove rain, wastewater, or sewage.

Drain

 

an artificial underground channel (pipe, cavity) for collecting and discharging subsoil waters and for aerating soil. Drains differ according to function (driers, collecting mains), structure, and materials. Pipes are made of such materials as earthenware, wood, and plastic. Cavities are of the mole or the slotted type, filled with gravel or fascines.

drain

[drān]
(civil engineering)
A channel which carries off surface water.
A pipe which carries off liquid sewage.
(electricity)
(electronics)
The region into which majority carriers flow in a field-effect transistor; it is comparable to the collector of a bipolar transistor and the anode of an electron tube.

drain

1. Any pipe in a building-drainage system which carries waste water or water-borne waste.
2. Any pipe or channel for carrying waste water or storm water.

drain

(jargon)
(IBM) To allow a system to complete the processing of its current work before the system becomes unavailable. E.g. draining a device before taking it off-line or telling a web server in a server farm not to accept any new requests but to finish processing any requests it has already accepted.

drain

One side of a field effect transistor. When the gate is pulsed, current flows from the source to the drain, or vice versa depending on the design. See collector.
References in classic literature ?
The cord was made in England: A rough cord, a tough cord, A cord that bowmen love; So we'll drain our jacks To the English flax And the land where the hemp was wove.
I drain the lees upon my knees, For oh, the draught is good; I drink to Life, I drink to Death, And smack my lips with song, For when I die, another 'I' shall pass the cup along.
It became necessary to employ very powerful pumps and compressed-air engines to drain it off, so as to close up the orifice from whence it issued; just as one stops a leak on board ship.
O Sophia, how easily could I drain my veins to preserve one drop of that dear blood.
You won't have to drain the meadow, or plow it, or anything.
When I move from here I'm going to make sure the drains are bad before I take anything.
And then we got on to drains, and that put George in mind of a very funny thing that happened to his father once.
Now, I knew that them two houses in Lauriston Gardens was empty on account of him that owns them who won't have the drains seed to, though the very last tenant what lived in one of them died o' typhoid fever.
I ain't afeared of anything on this side o' the grave; but I thought that maybe it was him that died o' the typhoid inspecting the drains what killed him.
31 miles length in Gujranwala and Hafizabad whereas the Faisalabad drainage system has a length of 682 miles which mainly comprises of Jaranwala main drain, Barh Chiniot, Ahmad Pur Weg drain, Ahmad Pur Kot Nikka drain, Kalo Tarar Cchamb drain, Independent drain etc,he added.
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If there are biofilms existing in the drain, how those translocate can cause contamination on the line.