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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  2. drown(verb)

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

  3. drown(verb)

    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    "The child drowned in the lake"

  4. drown(verb)

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

Wiktionary

  1. drown(Verb)

    To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  2. drown(Verb)

    To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  3. drown(Verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  4. drown(Verb)

    To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  5. drown(Verb)

    To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass

    The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drown(verb)

    to be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  2. Drown(verb)

    to overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  3. Drown(verb)

    to deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  4. Drown(verb)

    to overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drown

    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.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'drown' in Verbs Frequency: #901

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drown in a Sentence

  1. John Alejandro King:

    You don't drink to drown your sorrows, you drink to give them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

  2. The IEA:

    Although we do not formally forecast OPEC oil production, in a scenario whereby Iran adds 600,000 bpd to the market by mid-year and other members maintain current output, global oil supply could exceed demand by 1.5 million bpd in the first half of 2016, while the pace of stock-building eases in the second half of the year as supply from non-OPEC producers falls, unless something changes, the oil market could drown in over-supply. So the answer to our question is an emphatic yes. It could go lower.

  3. Harold Trompetero:

    For a long time we'll need to adapt ourselves to new ways of doing things under these circumstances. If not, we will drown.

  4. RVM:

    Everyday there will be an opportunity to Frown or to Smile, to Drown or to Dance, to be Sad or to be Glad. It's a Choice!

  5. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    I can choke a brick, poke a stick, and drown a glass of water

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