Translation of drain in Spanish:
- 1 (in garden, patio) 1.1 (pipe) sumidero (masculine), resumidero (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) the drains (of town) el alcantarillado (of building) las tuberías de desagüe 1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (grid) sumidero (masculine), resumidero (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina)Example sentences1.3 [Medicine/Medicina] drenaje (masculine)
- And so the Ravenscar Estate Company set to work with hundreds of men, laying drains and building roads and offering building plots for sale at auction.
- Some 300 men were employed to lay drains and construct new roads.
- The road drains here were flushed out not too long ago, and the drainage system out on the fens seems more than able to cope with the rain we've had and a lot more.
- Note drain and second abscess in segments VII and VIII
- The PACU nurse monitors the compression-bulb drain from the abdominal cavity for the type and quantity of output.
- Tubes, sutures and drains cover his body from nose to abdomen.
- 2 (British English/inglés británico) (in street) alcantarilla (feminine)
- 4 (no plural/sin plural) 4.1 (cause of depletion)a drain
onsth a drain on the country's resources una sangría para el país his drinking was a constant drain on his wages gran parte del sueldo se le iba en bebida the extra work is an enormous drain on my energy el trabajo extra me está agotando 4.2 (outflow, loss) fuga (feminine)Example sentences
- The room's toilet pipes and shower drains carry this waste to a holding tank.
- At a hardware store, I laid the fittings out on the floor of the plumbing aisle and began to design our drain, waste and vent systems.
- First try the liquid drain products that are compatible with your home plumbing system first.
- The introduction of upper division programs will result in new expenditures, which cannot help creating a drain on existing resources.
- The company has consistently said that funding the continuing trading losses is the biggest drain on its cash flow.
- This drain on financial resources limits the region's ability to continue to grow and create wealth.
- This is expensive, so that neonatal care provides a significant drain on scarce resources.
- Demands from the NSW Government for higher dividends are creating a drain on resources within the power entities.
- In fact, they are a drain on its resources, creating a deficit of over Rs.12 lakhs a year, despite the huge income that tours generate for their promoters.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (dry) [dishes/cutlery/food] escurrir(se) leave the dishes to drain deja que los platos (se) escurran 1.2 (disappear) the blood o color drained from her face se quedó lívida, perdió el color de la cara, palideció all the strength seemed to drain from my limbs los brazos y las piernas se me quedaron como sin fuerzas 1.3 (discharge) [pipes/river] desaguar*
drain away verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 [liquid] the bathwater takes ages to drain away la bañera tarda mucho en vaciarse the rain gradually drains away into the soil la lluvia se va filtrando en la tierra 1.2 [strength/resources] irse* agotando her will to live drained away iba perdiendo las ganas de vivir 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [liquid] escurrir
drain off verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [rainwater] escurrirse 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [Cookery/Cocina] escurrir 2.2 [Technology/Tecnología] extraer*
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