Environmentalists were protesting the proposed drain of the wetland.
Uplifting of the land over millennia caused a gradual drain of the inland sea.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The doctor inserted drains in the child's ears to help against chronic ear infections.
The patient had a drain inserted in the throat during the surgery.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
The drain under the kitchen sink was clogged.
Leaves and other debris were washed down the storm drains.
The odor was caused by a crack in one of the town's sewer drains.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
The home renovations have been a big drain on John's pocketbook.
All these new projects are a serious drain on the state's budget.
The opportunities overseas have led to a drain of engineering talent locally.
The candidate warned the current drain on natural resources was not sustainable.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: IDIOM: DOWN_THE_DRAIN
All their efforts to keep the treaty alive went down the drain.
His acting career went down the drain after that fiasco of a movie.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom