Drain may also refer to:

  • Drainage, the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area
    • Storm drain, a system of collecting and disposing of rain water in an urban area
  • Drain STH, a disbanded female hard-rock band from Sweden
  • Drain (surgery), a tube used to remove pus or other fluids from a wound
  • Drain, Maine-et-Loire, a commune in Maine-et-Loire département, France
  • Drain (transistor), a terminal in a field effect transistor
  • Waterloo & City Line, in the London Underground, nicknamed the The Drain
  • Data Drain, a fictional element and technique in the .hack universe
  • Drain, Oregon, a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States
  • Drains, County Antrim, a townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Drains Bog, a townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Drain (comics), a comic book series starring a vampire
  • Drain (waterway), a stream or creek, as in "Lick Drain" in Tucker County, WVa

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Famous quotes containing the word drain:

    Why is it so difficult to see the lesbian—even when she is there, quite plainly, in front of us? In part because she has been “ghosted”Mor made to seem invisible—by culture itself.... Once the lesbian has been defined as ghostly—the better to drain her of any sensual or moral authority—she can then be exorcised.
    Terry Castle, U.S. lesbian author. The Apparitional Lesbian, ch. 1 (1993)

    When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)