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drainage

[ drey-nij ]
/ ˈdreɪ nɪdʒ /
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noun
the act or process of draining.
a system of drains, artificial or natural.
something that is drained off.
Surgery. the drainage of fluids, as bile, urine, etc., from the body, or of pus and other diseased products from a wound.
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Origin of drainage

First recorded in 1645–55; drain + -age

OTHER WORDS FROM drainage

o·ver·drain·age, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drainage

drainage
/ (ˈdreɪnɪdʒ) /

noun
the process or a method of draining
a system of watercourses or drains
liquid, sewage, etc, that is drained away
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