how to pronounce drained


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drained is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of drained in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… my dad's pawn just drained out for some …”

meanings of drained


  1. Lacking motivation and energy; very tired; knackered.
  2. Of a battery, empty of charge; discharged.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of drain.

drained frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word drained occurs in english on average 8.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics drained can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that drained can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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