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Wiktionary

  1. drowningnoun

    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

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  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."

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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. Bernard Kouchner:

    Before anything else, let's throw a lifeline to all these people who are drowning by creating a European rescue fleet for the 28 members of the European Union. One rescue boat for each country.

  2. Perry Brass:

    There may be a point in your life in which you are drowning so fast and fighting it so furiously that you don’t have the strength left to call out for help. At that point don’t expect one of your friends to jump into the water, if you've spent most of your life instructing them to mind their own business.

  3. P. E. Morris:

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

  4. Donald Trump:

    They're chopping off the heads of Christians and anybody else that happens to be in the way. They're drowning people in steel cages.

  5. Edna Ferber:

    Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

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