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Definitions of drown

  1. cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; - said especially of sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To perish by suffocation in water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To suffocate in water; overwhelm; flood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To drench or sink in water: to kill by placing under water: to overpower: to extinguish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To be suffocated in water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To kill by placing under water; to overflow; overpower. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To kill by immersion, as in water; deluge; overhelm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To die by suffocation in liquid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To overwhelm in water; to deprive of life by submersion in water; to overflow; to overwhelm; to overpower; to extinguish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To overwhelm in water; to destroy life by submersion in water; to overflow; to inundate; to perish in water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound. mso.anu.edu.au
  19. ( Exodus 15:4 ; Amos 8:8 ; Hebrews 11:29 ). Drowning was a mode of capital punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matthew 18:6 . biblestudytools.com
  20. drown, v.t. to drench or sink in water: to kill by placing under water: to overpower: to extinguish.--v.t. to be suffocated in water. [A.S. druncnian, to drown--druncen, pa.p. of drincan, to drink. See DRENCH.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Suffer death by suffocation in liquid (now usu. be drowned; but drowning man &c.); suffocate (person, animal) by submersion (subj., person &c. or the liquid); submerge, flood, drench, (esp. fig. drowned in tears, sleep, wine; like drowned rat, in soaked condition; d. out, drive out by flood); overpower (esp. of louder sound making voice &c. inaudible). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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