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drained adj
1 emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid); "a drained marsh"; "a drained tank"; "a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything" [ant: undrained]
2 very tired [syn: knackered]
3 drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained" [syn: dead]

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Verb form

  1. past tense and past participle of the verb to drain


  1. Lacking motivation and energy; very tired; knackered.
    I felt so drained after the 3 hours exam, that I wanted to sleep for the next week
  2. Of a battery, empty of charge; discharged.



Lacking motivation and energy; very tired; knackered
empty of charge; discharged

Extensive Definition

O Cheiro do Ralo is a movie based in a novel by Lourenço Mutarelli directed by Heitor Dhalia, starring Selton Mello. The film was produced by Geração Conteúdo, Primo Filmes & RT Features.


Lourenço is a lonely figure, who buys used goods from people going through hard times. His profession has made him insensitive to his seller's conditions or personal stories. Lourenço's lack of emotions makes him deal with the world as a collection of objects to be bought. His main pleasure has become to conduct some perverse power games with his sellers. The planned life of Lourenço is interrupted when he falls in love with a waitress's butt. As any other object his main desire is to own it. The movie conduct us through Lourenço's mind using his as a narrator while his desire for power grows. The name of the movie ("Drain's Smell") comes from an insistent bad odor that comes from Lourenço's office restroom. It represents the self-awareness of Lourenço's condition, which he unsuccessfully keeps trying to hide.

Festival Career

  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
  • Mostra BR - São Paulo International Film Festival
    • Best Film (Bandeira Paulista Award)
    • Critic Award
    • Special Mention to the Film's Cast
  • O Cheiro do Ralo has been selected for the International Competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival


drained in Portuguese: O Cheiro do Ralo (filme)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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