Definition of DROWN

verb : DROWN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol" ;

  • 3. (

    ) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake" ;

  • 4. (

    ) kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens" ;

  • 5. (

    ) be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy" ;

  • 6. (

    ) be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation; "the divers saved the drowning child" ;


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