drain etymology

English word drain comes from Proto-Germanic *draug-

Detailed word origin of drain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*draug- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
deahnian Old English (ang)
drain English (eng) (intransitive) To flow gradually.. (intransitive) To lose liquid.. (intransitive, pinball) To fall off the bottom of the playfield.. (transitive) To deplete of energy or resources.. (transitive) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.. (transitive, ergative) To cause liquid to flow out of.. (transitive, ergative) To convert a perennially wet place [...]