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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.
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For checking entry of sewage affluents into river Ganga, sewage infrastructure projects are being sanctioned in towns along the main stem of river Ganga, which includes creation of Sewage Treatment Plants, sewage network projects and interception & diversion network to divert the flow of polluting drain towards treatment plants.
He said proper and thorough cleaning of these drains could not be possible due to existence of encroachments on them resulting in blockage in the flow of water.
Hence, routine use of drains for thyroid surgery may not be necessary.
As DRAIN-FX was developed by a master plumber and is such a game-changing product, it has quickly attracted the attention of several high-profile individuals/organizations as the ultimate solution for drains, while advantageously having a positive environmental impact.
According to them these findings suggest that the routine use of drains may be abandoned in uncomplicated thyroid surgery.
Most surgeons insert drain at the completion of thyroidectomy to prevent the collection of fluid in the dead space, however the use of drains is a controversial topic2.
Salt watering the drain - Grease is another cause of foul odor in the sink.
In order to investigate the effect of drains on upstream slope stability during rapid drawdown condition, three different zoned dams is used as the experimental models for this study.
Some drains can be installed competently by winery staff during a retrofit situation.
Similarly, Sammundri drainage system has a length of 790 miles which comprises of AKN Drain, Chiniot drain, Chak Bandi drain, Sammundri main drain, Gojra Khewora drain, Toba Khairwala drain, Jhang Independent drain.
SIR - Once again people throughout the country are flooded out by rivers bursting their banks, blocked culverts and drains, and the culverts and drains that are not blocked are unable to cope with the rainfall.