What does drainage mean?

Definitions for drainage
ˈdreɪ nɪdʒdrainage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drain, drainage(noun)

    emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it


  1. drainage(Noun)

    A natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area.

  2. drainage(Noun)

    A system of drains.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drainage(noun)

    a draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain

  2. Drainage(noun)

    the mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers

  3. Drainage(noun)

    the system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works

  4. Drainage(noun)

    area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc

  5. Drainage(noun)

    the act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc


  1. Drainage

    Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Drainage

    The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.

Editors Contribution

  1. drainage

    A structure or system of drains.

    The drainage system was working efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 6, 2020  

How to pronounce drainage?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say drainage in sign language?

  1. drainage


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drainage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drainage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of drainage in a Sentence

  1. Carmen Benitez:

    Depending on where you are in the city, the drainage is really important.

  2. Raj Gandhi:

    This was an inside-out kind of thing, something that was inside from the procedure was expressing itself as drainage.

  3. Ramon Llamas:

    And remember, we can make the assumption that we’ll see more [power-hungry] applications, so we could see even more battery drainage later on.

  4. Darla Davis:

    Nola had a thick drainage coming out of her nose, the vets swabbed the mucus, and cytology tests showed bacteria, so they began treating her with antibiotics.

  5. Ventana Wildlife Society:

    This pair of condors is suspected of nesting in a remote portion of the Ventana Wilderness in the Arroyo Seco drainage, biologists have never entered the nest because of the area's inaccessibility.

Images & Illustrations of drainage

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