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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

    of Drown

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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. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Nation states are not a solution for democratic governance. This is same for Kurdish people. To see it as a solution is same as trying to drink water while drowning. The real necessity is oxygen not water. The solution is to get out of water and take a deep breath, decrease nation state and increase social democracy. Therefore our requests of a state are no further than a social and deeply rooted democracy.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Dear ladies, if your friend advises you to walk, enjoy life, pursue a career, and not think about the feelings of the male? So, she wishes you happy loneliness in middle and old age. 2. Even in the worst, there is something funny. 3. We die exactly as much as the world ceases to be needed. 4. Humanity is drowning in its own shit.

  3. Ali Nur:

    Is he alive or dead? His mother has not eaten food for days, the agent (trafficker) is the criminal behind the disaster. He got rich from the Somalis drowning in the sea.

  4. Richard Cassel:

    For me, Biden is just more of the same. The middle class is working professionals, and everyone else is slowly drowning.

  5. Richard Baxter:

    He is not drowning His sheep when He washeth them, nor killing them when He is shearing them. But by this He showeth that they are His own and the newshorn sheep do most visibly bear His name or mark, when it is almost worn out and scarce discernible on them that have the longest fleece.

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