Drain may refer to:

Objects and processes

  • Drain (plumbing), a fixture that provides an exit-point for waste water or for water that is to be re-circulated on the side of a road
  • Drain (surgery), a tube used to remove pus or other fluids from a wound
  • Drainage, the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area
  • French drain, a system that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area
  • Storm drain, a system of collecting and disposing of rain water in an urban area
  • Drain (transistor), a terminal in a field effect transistor

    Art and entertainment

  • Drain (band), an American noise rock band
  • Drain (comics), a comic book series starring a vampire
  • Drain STH, a disbanded female hard-rock band from Sweden
  • Data Drain, a fictional element and technique in the .hack universe


  • Drain, Oregon, a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States
  • Drain, Maine-et-Loire, a commune in Maine-et-Loire d├ępartement, France
  • Waterloo & City line, in the London Underground, nicknamed "The Drain"

    People with the surname

  • Charles Drain (disambiguation), several people
  • Gershwin A. Drain (born 1949), American federal judge
  • Thomas Drain (1880-?), Scottish footballer