vt 1 a : to draw off (liquid) gradually or completely < pus from an abscess> b : to exhaust physically or emotionally 2 : to carry away or give passage to a bodily fluid or a discharge from < an abscess> <the eustachian tube s the middle ear and ventilates it -H. G. Armstrong> vi : to flow off gradually <blood ing from a wound>
, n : a tube or cylinder usu. of absorbent material for drainage of a wound - see CIGARETTE DRAIN .
Similar sounding terms: dou·rine drown tau·rine torn
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