Synonym of draining

Alternative for draining

drains, drained, draining

Synonym: deprive, draw off, dry, empty, exhaust, filter, spend, use,

Adjective

Causing mental or emotional stress
stressful hard trying demanding exhausting taxing tense tough traumatic wearing worrying anxious arduous challenging difficult exacting grim harsh onerous rough severe brutal enervating excruciating fraught frustrating grueling gruelling oppressive pressured rugged testing troublesome vexing agitating bothersome burdensome exasperating grievous harrowing hectic hellish irksome punishing sapping strenuous tedious tiring toilsome wearisome cruel crushing heavy laborious rigorous sticky vexatious weighty nerve-racking anxiety-ridden back-breaking backbreaking herculean effortful wearying fatiguing debilitating tiresome moiling uphill toilful operose energy-consuming formidable ambitious torturous exigent killer bruising grinding unsparing knackering painful shattering depleting Herculean painstaking daunting tortuous ponderous unforgiving agonizing hellacious unremitting intimidating upstream forbidding cumbersome unbearable fierce unyielding vigorous thorny killing agonising hairy gargantuan sweaty laboured labored tough going tricky stiff murderous stringent mighty immense intense backbreaker intolerable galling serious tall staggering colossal extreme gigantic unpleasant distressing jarring solemn distressful slavish really hard titanic very hard difficile physical stretching thoroughgoing immoderate hefty major busy insufferable dicey prohibitive awful problem ominous hazardous easier said than done merciless high-impact torturesome unendurable tormenting not easy hard-won drudgy no picnic worksome vicious marathon like getting blood out of a stone uncomfortable troubling unnerving ferocious almighty impossible savage scabrous problematic uphill battle crippling high-pressure discomforting persnickety pressing imperious time-consuming Augean pick-and-shovel

Adjective

Disastrous or destructive
ruinous disastrous calamitous catastrophic destructive devastating cataclysmic dire fatal injurious cataclysmal crippling deadly shattering annihilatory crushing damaging damning devastative fateful harmful murderous noxious pernicious unfortunate withering baleful baneful costly deleterious annihilative depleting exhausting extravagant hurtful immoderate impoverishing suicidal wasteful wrackful dangerous detrimental lethal adverse bad nocuous evil inimical disadvantageous poisonous maleficent prejudicial unfavourable malignant unfavorable ill mortal malefic venomous unhealthy unwholesome undesirable wicked virulent negative toxic nocent mischievous prejudicious malign corrupting cancerous savage brutal fell wounding malicious pestilent counterproductive pestilential sinister homicidal hazardous bloody killing cruel destroying subversive menacing eradicative bloodthirsty direful undermining fierce slaughterous environmentally unfriendly violent threatening ominous pestiferous sanguinary ferocious noisome death-dealing extirpative internecine grievous deathly corroding sanguineous terminal corrosive tragic incendiary awful terrible killer cutthroat bloody-minded woeful unpleasant criminal vital hostile perilous sanguine malevolent murdering untoward parlous critical painful nasty foul abusive unsafe dicey vicious unconducive distressing harrowing hellish arduous sapping strenuous grave lamentable ravaging dreadful catastrophal unlucky unfriendly antagonistic infectious insalubrious risky lethiferous wreckful unpropitious inopportune inexpedient septic offensive ruining contaminated spiteful mephitic hard insidious afflictive corruptive severe unbeneficial diseased contaminating tainting troublesome miserable appalling mortifying annihilating desolating loss-making ruthless grim precarious miasmatic miasmic nefarious life-threatening sacrificial contagious final incurable fire-and-brimstone portentous apocalyptical apocalyptic aching hurting pitiless merciless causing death disturbing harassing sinful vindictive imperilling imperiling necrotic mortuary mortiferous frightening forbidding evil-intentioned intimidating bitter hate-filled acrimonious contrary opposed hellfire infective epidemic communicable toxicant butcherous incriminating intimidatory minatory vitriolic poison catching bodeful minacious louring damnatory condemnatory plague-like disease-ridden antipathetic unnourishing counter unsympathetic innutritious insanitary derogatory implicating condemning unwelcoming ill-disposed civil exterminating family internal exterminatory junk unhealthful tainted sickly unhygienic erosive consumptive inimicable inimic not conducive disaffected repugnant at odds oppugnant vile rotten spoiled unnutritious implicatory conclusive implicative dooming strong accusatorial decimating havoc-wreaking spoilt decayed objectionable distasteful unsound disagreeable impure pathological repulsive morbid iniquitous reprobate cantankerous barbarous mutually harmful mutually destructive inhuman barbaric cut-throat heartless harsh remorseless sadistic callous brutish fiendish monstrous inhumane unmerciful unkind truculent rough wild mean aggressive beastly bestial brute butcherly unfeeling cold-blooded atrocious diabolical abominable unrelenting hateful stern wanton rancorous hard-hearted implacable warlike gory devilish heinous maniacal thuggish uncaring unsparing horrible wolfish uncharitable cold-hearted dead flinty stony-hearted furious catty rabid fiery tigerish vengeful despiteful demoniac feral crazed impetuous delirious depraved untreatable relentless infernal unruly gruff mad uncompassionate untamed unrestrained waspish dirty unforgiving revengeful frantic lousy insensitive uncontrollable murder uncompromising tough unpitying ill-natured bad-natured evil-minded bellicose ravening heavy involving bloodshed hard-fought crude coarse treacherous lupine voracious ravenous unconcerned bearish tactless indifferent murtherous slaying cannibalistic carcinogenic irreconcilable ill-fated death dealing ill-starred serious arch unappeasable dodgy ill-boding foreboding creophagous carnivorous inflexible hardline inexorable desperate uncivilised viperous villainous abhorrent rowdy serpentine uncivilized abandoned dark bullying intransigent berserk frenzied intemperate sworn terrorizing pugnacious man-eating at each other's throats fearsome ungentle steely explosive maddened hotheaded forceful frenetic assertive dour raging frightful convulsive austere impassioned fuming crazy terrorising headstrong radge agitated hysterical feverish potent forcible incessive raving stark lowering enraged rugged undomesticated fearful angry infuriated rapacious thick-skinned obdurate hard-boiled compassionless desensitized indurate soulless case-hardened pachydermatous insensate stonyhearted stoney stony affectless slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners ironhearted hot-tempered hot-headed animalistic primitive biffo aggers knock-down-and-drag-out blood-and-guts knock-down hammer and tongs out of control drag-out hardhearted marble-hearted full-blooded bang-bang hardened intolerant rigorous sour tyrannical with a heart of stone avaricious unregenerate greedy unrepenting desensitised indefatigable unyielding unbending uncontrite hard-bitten hideous ghastly bloodless unemotional inclement draconian dastardly immoral wrathful roughshod

Verb

Expending or consuming by employing
using exhausting consuming depleting burning expending getting through gobbling guzzling running through spending using up wasting wearing out dissipating finishing up frittering away frivolling away going through squandering bleeding drying up finishing milking sucking dry burning up emptying absorbing drawing down devouring sapping playing out impoverishing bleeding dry bankrupting eating up reducing diminishing blowing utilizing cleaning out utilising throwing away swallowing up emptying out fleecing depriving ruining lavishing misspending frittering employing splurging losing wiping out drawing burning through running out fiddling away trifling away finishing off washing up running down exploiting weakening pauperizing breaking busting straining dispatching wrecking misusing attenuating bringing to ruin bringing down slashing spending recklessly drying wasting away digging into spending like water taking up running out of making use of running up taking last of disposing of blowing through pouring down the drain diverting throwing around like confetti squeezing making somebody skint making somebody broke occupying paying out enervating voiding dispelling eating dispersing bringing to its knees sucking the life out of outlaying liquidating throwing having recourse to availing oneself of putting to use dispensing with shelling out suffering the loss of laying out decimating ruinating crushing making destitute spending freely destroying frivoling frivolling wantoning scattering bluing evacuating decreasing making poor use of spending money as if it were going out of style kissing goodbye spending money as if it grows on trees dumping throwing down the drain spending money as if there were no tomorrow spending money as if it were going out of fashion indulging oneself sacrificing disinheriting discharging coughing up divesting dispossessing stopping having annihilating lessening engulfing demolishing ravaging trifling fiddling lowering enveloping devastating pillaging beggaring disfiguring reducing to beggary crippling financially razing gutting undermining paring down cutting back slimming down laying waste misapplying gambling away ebbing misemploying running dry siphoning syphoning tapping freeing from catheterizing filtering off getting rid of pumping out getting last drop drawing off passing devoting killing beguiling spending unwisely splashing out disbursing paying filling idling away going down the drain giving forking out dishing out ponying up diddling away stumping up anteing up abusing going to waste whiling away idling putting out springing for playing ducks and drakes with investing putting in parting with contributing allocating spending foolishly fribbling away donating eating through spending as if there were no tomorrow spending as if it grows on trees spending as if it were going out of style whiling overspending lazing loitering spending money as if it grew on trees fooling away dallying pouring something down the drain casting away chucking something down the drain prodigalizing going spending money like water throwing money down the drain throwing money around pouring money down the drain laying something out shirking petering out having no more lapsing filling up filling in doling out dropping embezzling dispensing footing the bill throwing money at misappropriating using fraudulently putting to wrong use

Verb

Present participle for to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
leaking oozing trickling exuding flowing seeping pouring welling discharging dribbling dripping emptying escaping percolating bleeding filtering gushing issuing leaching running rushing streaming sweating cascading effusing flooding rolling surging sweeping osmosing welling out filtering off flowing out leaving dry running off tapering off spurting weeping straining filtrating transuding extravasating spilling spouting squirting pouring out exudating excreting emanating jetting emitting spewing dropping overflowing shedding pouring forth draining away permeating outflowing releasing hemorrhaging haemorrhaging perspiring penetrating leeching losing distilling gushing out oozing out spilling out seeping out giving off seeping away flowing away flowing rapidly soaking lixiviating extracting separating secreting passing ejecting washing away drooling leaking out sending forth spurting out emerging giving out transpiring overflowing with emitting liquid pervading coming out of coursing infecting bubbling transfusing charging saturating impregnating drizzling falling irrupting spraying watering snowing trilling precipitating getting into seeping into passing through swooshing splashing hailing plopping slooshing disemboguing streaming forth falling in drops chucking it down drenching sluicing proceeding lashing bucketing deluging rilling inundating springing dispensing transferring sheeting suffusing imbuing steeping spreading festering infusing suppurating gliding going infiltrating welling forth welling up entering diffusing rippling swelling filtering through sousing seeping through gurgling teeming sopping sputtering brimming sliding regurgitating drowning soddening filling tumbling macerating discharging pus rising informing spreading through diffusing through percolating through bursting sprinkling brimming over crawling creeping springing up exuding pus raining soaking into getting in running out dousing waterlogging projecting expelling conveying evacuating sending out retting wetting moving spreading throughout throwing off perfusing riddling interpenetrating immersing bathing marinating overwhelming douching wetting through washing resulting following coming out maturating gathering stabbing flowing through ingraining going through diffusing throughout invading percolating into interfusing extending throughout running through soaking through piercing stalking seeping in filtering in working into flowing into originating arising appearing birthing stemming venting rotting coming forth deriving from decaying mattering putrefying imbruing forming pus swelling up spreading out seeping forth flowing forth gushing forth upspringing eventuating oozing forth coming seething coming to a head purling babbling abounding pullulating

Verb

Present participle for to fatigue or use up all the physical energy of
fatiguing wearying debilitating frazzling taxing tiring enervating enfeebling exhausting tuckering weakening wearing breaking busting devitalizing harassing outwearing prostrating killing knocking out doing in tiring out tuckering out wearing down wearing out doing up washing out sapping pooping knackering overtiring shattering fagging out jading disabling bushing overtaxing whacking taking it out of incapacitating pooping out wasting etiolating petering out crippling softening wearing to a frazzle depleting undermining conking out immobilizing paralysing flagging overworking paralyzing laying low immobilising sinking indisposing torpefying making weak making feeble dropping straining drooping overexerting overextending overfatiguing succumbing languishing impairing fizzling running ragged putting out of action handicapping drawing bankrupting overdoing bedraggling sagging reducing unnerving failing paining emasculating defeating blunting attenuating making weary sucking dry eviscerating making tired growing weary rendering infirm shagging out taking it out of one draining of energy impoverishing using up exasperating making sleepy diminishing unhinging taking burdening plaguing bonking vitiating beating drowsing hitting the wall oppressing weighing fading glutting fainting folding overburdening collapsing wilting overstraining ennuying getting the better of disempowering causing ennui growing tired sapping your strength wearing on rooting exenterating destroying disemboweling disembowelling giving out going stale nearly killing wiping out hampering marring injuring hurting extenuating encumbering hindering harming putting to sleep losing interest unstrengthening wearing oneself to a shadow running into the ground wearing oneself to a frazzle confining to a wheelchair confining to bed atrophying running down running out of steam stressing out getting tired becoming drained becoming exhausted breaking down withering boring shrivelling emaciating shriveling shrinking consuming gnawing corroding eating away sapping the strength of felling flooring levelling leveling downing hamstringing ruining disarming depressing wrecking overthrowing mowing knocking down knocking over mowing down bowling over bowling down making powerless making helpless making impotent bringing someone to their knees bringing low damaging eroding spoiling sabotaging crushing impeding diluting lessening laming watering down subverting compromising lowering wearing away subduing suppressing quashing decreasing wounding tempering calming vanquishing overcoming overpowering numbing thinning abating restricting deadening assuaging mutilating maiming soothing inactivating halting kiboshing unfitting mangling totalling battering pinioning hocking totaling unbracing hogtying hogtieing muzzling benumbing freezing shooting down rendering incapable taking out appalling throwing monkey wrench in taking the edge off arresting threatening sickening shaking whittling hospitalizing stopping jamming subjugating cramping disenabling deactivating invaliding laying up hospitalising clamping repressing dulling preventing from moving actioning preventing from working invalidating bringing to a standstill making inoperative bringing to a halt disqualifying rendering inactive tying rendering inoperative dampening having a bad effect on doing harm to having a negative effect on putting on the sick list scotching scuppering making feebler blemishing flawing bloodying contracting endamaging limiting dominating cooling stifling reducing the power of depriving of force moderating allaying muffling cowing rendering powerless making unfit spiking cauterizing mollifying damping relieving easing appeasing alleviating sating slaking degrading dispiriting removing the sting from reducing the powers of pulling the teeth of beating down keeping down mastering conquering bearing down toning down crossing up raining on someone's parade mitigating deflating adulterating lightening devaluating offsetting rarefying dissipating constricting demoting smashing overwhelming demoralizing desensitising putting a damper on cauterising obtunding hebetating desensitizing disrating humiliating downgrading extinguishing taming routing demoralising stopping dead stunning bringing to grinding halt demolishing transfixing stupefying making nerveless palsying shutting down daunting making inert petrifying dazing closing bemusing nonplussing anaesthetizing astounding anesthetizing bringing down bringing to ruin causing instability

Verb

Present participle for to decrease in amount, quantity or value
decreasing diminishing dwindling reducing lessening abating declining waning fading subsiding receding lowering dying away dying out tailing off petering out ebbing falling moderating shrinking dropping weakening plummetting plummeting contracting tapering off palling tapering dropping off dying down draining away falling away attenuating sinking slackening fizzling out remitting fading away easing relenting letting up winding down de-escalating slumping trailing off closing ratcheting down phasing down disappearing depleting failing dissolving giving out growing less going down trailing away going downhill going away dying off growing smaller wasting away minifying blurring slackening off becoming smaller coming to an end falling off wilting thinning out downscaling downsizing thinning down bating rescinding shaping phasing out elongating denting evaporating lightening knocking down eroding getting less easing off melting away desisting dropping away quietening flagging nosediving coming down running out stopping rebating coming to nothing falling through clipping impairing thinning taking the bite out cropping slacking up cutting amputating cutting back soft-pedalling soft-pedaling slowing down taking the sting out abridging rolling back running dry tempering coming to a halt plunging retrenching abbreviating trailing extenuating shrivelling shriveling going through the floor cooling off making smaller settling down fading out hitting the floor deteriorating degenerating vanishing languishing dimming withering dissipating decaying dispersing guttering becoming less becoming weak growing dim wearing off getting smaller depreciating wasting narrowing quelling condensing shortening decrementing settling devaluating constricting minimizing deflating minimising collapsing drying up curtailing running low wearing down wearing away slacking off narrowing down taking a nosedive depressing curbing quieting dipping descending checking drooping softening restraining crumbling crashing closing out growing diving tumbling compressing slimming wrinkling calming down losing edge turning down paring down making less toning down compacting telescoping tightening squeezing nose-diving capsulizing capsuling constringing straitening falling short scrimping becoming lower getting lower going downwards taking in losing ground making narrower ending becoming narrower getting narrower passing passing away becoming obsolete exiting ceasing to be becoming extinct disappearing from the face of the earth ceasing to exist

Verb

Present participle for to drink the entire contents of (a glass or other container)
guzzling quaffing sinking swallowing swigging downing drinking gulping imbibing supping drinking up sipping slurping sucking swilling drinking down scarfing slugging chugging finishing ingurgitating necking snarfing killing finishing off gulping down swilling down knocking back polishing off putting away scarfing down scarfing up tossing off snarfing down snarfing up partake of consuming lapping tippling bibbing indulging boozing hoisting belting down slugging down pounding down tossing down taking ingesting glugging inhaling sopping gargling belting irrigating nipping thirsting dissipating sloshing washing down wetting whistle hitting the bottle getting down bending the elbow attacking bevvying emptying soaking up liquoring up sponging toasting absorbing having shifting hitting murdering tanking up disposing of getting outside getting outside of eating hoovering knocking off pulling on spooning wetting one's whistle pouring down your gullet skolling toping carousing partaking tossing overdrinking overindulging sotting lapping up lushing up taking to the bottle throwing back getting tanked up cracking a bottle forcing down taking a drop swallowing down taking alcohol drinking like a fish washing something down with taking a drink gobbling wolfing devouring bolting wolfing down chugalugging gorging scoffing eating up stuffing dispatching dropping disposing gobbling up feasting on tucking away tucking in taking in chowing down gorging oneself on wassailing munching englutting drinking alcohol nursing chomping feeding on demolishing scoffing down tucking into knocking a few back choking down snacking on putting down cramming in stuffing one's face knocking something back drawing chowing siphoning swashing swaying drafting licking up engorging gormandizing slopping putting back tossing back sampling tasting gasping choking cleaning out washing up raising a few assimilating glutting cramming ramming down pouring destroying engulfing bolting down swallowing up taking over ravening extracting savoring drinking slowly savouring suctioning suckling syphoning taking strong drink soaking going on the piss getting soused hitting the booze getting plastered having a drink going on a binge getting drunk drinking in nibbling feeding manducating snacking grazing on pigging oneself on mowing down mealing on

Verb

Present participle for to make heavy demands on
taxing straining stretching pushing trying loading burdening tasking exhausting sapping testing encumbering enervating weakening wearying overloading emptying overwhelming overworking tiring weighing down fatiguing making demands on overburdening wearing out challenging cumbering lading oppressing overstretching overtaxing overusing pressuring saddling stressing weighing weighting pushing too far putting a strain on weighing heavily on preying on making heavy demands on pressing hard on putting pressure on overextending working over putting demands on imposing on putting great demands on overstepping fraying using up making severe demands on making excessive demands on exceeding the scope of exceeding the limits of exceeding the range of lumbering charging troubling entrusting freighting landing driving hampering overreaching overstraining exerting overcharging overfilling wrenching imposing overexerting inflicting racking pushing to the limit working overstressing going too far overdoing biting off more than you can chew thrusting embarrassing investing flogging retarding obstructing trammelling trammeling endowing exploiting extending thrusting something on unloading something on fobbing something off on to imposing something on inflicting something on surcharging overtasking sweating piling knackering distending tensing tightening giving responsibility for driving into the ground putting upon driving too hard putting too much in imposing upon exerting excessively driving too far working oneself into the ground overdoing it making too many demands on working too hard exerting to the limit running oneself into the ground knocking oneself out

Verb

Present participle for wash or rinse freely with a stream or shower of water

Verb

Present participle for provide with a ditch or ditches

Noun

The act by which one strains

Antonym of draining

draining Idiom, Proverb

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