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drain

Pronunciation: dran

Definition:

  1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms, 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]

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