<jargon> (IBM) To allow a system to complete the processing of its current work before the system becomes unavailable. E.g. draining a device before taking it off-line or telling a web server in a server farm not to accept any new requests but to finish processing any requests it has already accepted.

(01 Oct 2005)

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1. To draw off fluid from a cavity as it forms.

2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.

Origin: A. S. Drehnian, to draw off

(05 Mar 2000)

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