drain of

drain (someone or something) of (something)

1. To cause someone or something to lose some ability or quality, often energy. Eleanor has such a pessimistic attitude that I feel drained of energy every time I'm with her.
2. To empty or remove something (often a liquid) from something else. I always have to drain this soup of its broth because my daughter only likes the noodles.
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drain someone or something of something

Fig. to exhaust someone or something of something, such as energy, motivation, etc. This day has drained me of all my motivation. The first performance drained the cast of all its energy.
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drain something of something

to empty something out of something. He drained the glass of the remaining beer.
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Diagonal downstream drain of two dams has the same shear stress range and stress range is between 0KPa and 750KPa.
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Grabbing a wrench, he swept it in a circular motion to clear the drain of spider webs, crushing a black widow against the opening.
Attorney Gale Fisher of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, represented a five-year-old boy who lost part of his large intestine when he became trapped against the drain of a municipal wading pool.
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Never dump it down a drain of let it run on the ground from the separator's drain hose.