Definition of 'drainage'
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Raise pots on bricks or pot feet to guarantee good drainage and to stop them freezing to the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All the plant asks is good drainage, a bright windowsill and a cool room in winter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They perform best in exceptionally mild gardens with good drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then they go in with lymphatic drainage massage. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is no electricity or drainage system on site. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is most easily done by putting a cork in the drainage hole. The Sun (2014)They tended their fields and repaired the drainage ditches which had been destroyed by avalanches. Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)To improve the drainage the outfield was given a sandy base. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They need good drainage and good doses of sun. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The agency wants more to be spent improving urban drainage and sewerage systems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then ease them out by pushing a pencil point up through the drainage hole in the base. The Sun (2011)There are freshly cut drainage ditches to the left and right. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The airport reopened only after grooves were scored in the runway surface to improve drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Stand the pots on pot feet to encourage good drainage. The Sun (2006)People did not understand their drainage systems. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Mixing the organic matter into heavy soil improves drainage and subsequent plant growth. The Sun (2012)Put bricks in the bottom to ensure continuing good drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For modern farming a substantial improvement of the drainage system is considered essential. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)Line the inside with plastic to reduce drying but remember to make holes for drainage. The Sun (2014)This is to ensure good drainage. Secrets of the Soil (1990)It's something to do with improving lymphatic drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are tough massages aimed at improving circulation and lymphatic drainage, and long lectures on the importance of chewing your food properly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the patio is next to the house, lay it at a slight gradient away from the house to ensure good drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'drainage'
British English: drainage NOUN
Drainage is the system or process by which water or other liquids are drained from a place.
Line the pots with pebbles to ensure good drainage.
Definition of drainage from the Collins English Dictionary
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