What does drowning mean?

Definitions for drowning
drown·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drowning.

Wiktionary

  1. drowning(Noun)

    An instance of a person or animal drowning.

    It's dangerous to swim in that river uE000185595uE001 there were three drownings there last year.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowning

    of Drown

Freebase

  1. Drowning

    Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid. Near drowning is the survival of a drowning event involving unconsciousness or water inhalation and can lead to serious secondary complications, including death, after the event. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury related deaths, with 96% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In many countries, drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under 12 years old. For example, in the United States, it is the second leading cause of death in children 12 and younger. The rate of drowning in populations around the world varies widely according to their access to water, the climate and the national swimming culture. Drowning itself is quick and silent, although it may be preceded by distress which is more visible. A person drowning is unable to shout or call for help, or seek attention, as they cannot obtain enough air. The instinctive drowning response is the final set of autonomic reactions in the 20 – 60 seconds before sinking underwater, and to the untrained eye can look similar to calm safe behavior. Lifeguards and other persons trained in rescue learn to recognize drowning people by watching for these instinctive movements.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Drowning

    Death that occurs as a result of anoxia or heart arrest, associated with immersion in liquid.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. drowning

    An early naval punishment; Richard I. enacted that whoever killed a man on ship-board, "he should be bound to the corpse, and thrown into the sea."

How to pronounce drowning?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say drowning in sign language?

  1. drowning

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of drowning in a Sentence

  1. Prosecutor Shannon Presby:

    She's drowning in her own blood.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Only a fool gives lectures on drowning during a drought.

  3. Rutherford D. Rogers:

    We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge.

  4. P. E. Morris:

    You are 87% water; the other 13% keeps you from drowning.

  5. Unknown:

    We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.

Images & Illustrations of drowning

  1. drowningdrowningdrowningdrowningdrowning

Popularity rank by frequency of use

drowning#10000#18354#100000

Translations for drowning

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for drowning »

Translation

Find a translation for the drowning definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these drowning definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"drowning." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 14 Dec. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/drowning>.

Are we missing a good definition for drowning? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for drowning:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.