drain

(redirected from drainer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.

drain

(drān),
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms, for example, to drain an abscess.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.
[A. S. drehnian, to draw off]

drain

(drān)
n.
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
v.
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity (e.g., to drain an abscess).
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.

drain

A tube or narrow sheet inserted into a wound or cavity, or put in place during surgery, to allow free discharge of fluid, and prevent its accumulation, while healing is taking place.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity.

Patient discussion about drain

Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?! When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!

A. depends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. I feel all my energy is drained. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned? I feel all my energy is drained. I cannot just get up and do stuff. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn't happen. Then I feel worse for not getting anything done. It's getting harder and harder to get even simple tasks done like laundry and doing the dishes. How can I break this cycle? I just don't want to do anything besides sleep. It's so sad. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned?

A. Well you have to find & get involved in the activities which makes you feel good. I don’t know, I guess you could try imagining a "fantasy reward". Or maybe imagine that you are in tight deadlines and if you don’t get your stuff done immediately you may lose etc. However having said all the above, I sincerely do not want you to get more stressed up. Looks like you certainly needs some motivation after getting you tasks completed and that way you can make your negative energy positive. Good luck brother, I know you’ll get yourself together.

More discussions about drain
References in periodicals archive ?
This distinction is clearly valuable to our taxonomy of energy generator and energy drainer in the organizational context.
A new crisply styled wire drainer holds more plates and glassware than Rubbermaid's same-sized existing wire drainer.
* Rubbermaid's Drainer (model number 6055) features a unique wavy-wall design.
In the kitchen area there are base units with work surfaces, an inset stainless steel single drainer sink and tiled splashbacks.
The simple drainer allows water to flow smoothly leaving no stains.
Carisma 400/401 stainless steel bowl and drainer, around pounds 120, from Carron Pheonix (01324 638 321).
This space has wall and base units with work tops over, a steel sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, partial wall tiling, a double glazed window to the rear and a door to the side and a guest WC off.
The fitted kitchen has an excellent range of wall and base units with work surfaces, an inset stainless steel single drainer sink and tiled splashbacks.
The coved hallway leads to the new kitchen, which offers wall and base units with roll-topped surfaces, moulded sink drainer and taps and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
12 Drainer, pounds 34.95, The Conran Shop; plates, pounds 5 each, The White Company; cutlery, pounds 120 for 20-piece set, Viners.