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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having a debilitating effect;
- Example: "an exhausting job in the hot sun"
[syn: draining, exhausting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drain \Drain\ (dr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drained (dr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Draining.] [AS. drehnigean to drain, strain; perh. akin to E. draw.] 1. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of. [1913 Webster] Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie. [1913 Webster] Sinking waters, the firm land to drain, Filled the capacious deep and formed the main. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] 3. To filter. [1913 Webster] Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draining \Drain"ing\, vb. n. of Drain, v. t. (Agric.) The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land. [1913 Webster] Draining tile. Same as Draintile. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

draining adj 1: having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the hot sun" [syn: draining, exhausting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "draining": aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, breakdown, broaching, clamant, clamorous, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, collapse, coming apart, crack-up, cracking, crumbling, crying, cupping, decadent, declining, defecation, degenerate, demanding, depletion, deteriorating, devitalizing, discharging cargo, disintegrating, drafting, drainage, drawing, drooping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, egress, elimination, emptying, enervating, enfeebling, evacuation, exacting, excretion, exhaustedness, exhausting, exhaustion, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, fading, failing, falling, fatiguesome, fatiguing, flagging, fragmenting, going to pieces, grasping, grueling, importunate, insistent, instant, killing, languishing, loud, marcescent, milking, nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration, off-loading, persistent, pertinacious, phlebotomy, pining, pipetting, pressing, prostration, pumping, punishing, regressive, removal, retrograde, retrogressive, sapping, shriveling, sinking, siphoning, sliding, slipping, slumping, straining, stressful, subsiding, sucking, suction, tabetic, tapping, taxing, tiresome, tiring, toilsome, trying, unloading, urgent, venesection, venting, voidance, voiding, waning, wasting, weakening, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wilting, withering, worsening