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Definition of Drainage

Drainage

  1. A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain.
  2. The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers.
  3. The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works.
  4. Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc.
  5. The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.

Drainage Quotations

The Classic games were Classic because, like classical music or architecture, they strove to give life and weight to ideals of order and proportion, to provide a vision of timelessness. In 'Double Dragon,' we can see the cracks in the brick, the mold growing on the drainage pipes, the unmistakable deterioration of the world we live in.
D. B. Weiss

Every new development, highway, railroad, steamship line, building operation, whether it be a drainage project in old Greece or a new water system in Peru, means an added use of the automobile.
Walter Chrysler

I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.
Sam Donaldson

I needed to explain that Louisiana's coast accepts the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.
John Breaux

This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage.
Andrew Gould
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Drainage Translations

drainage in Swedish is avlopp