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  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Drowning

    Drowning is a type of suffocation induced by the submersion of the mouth and nose in a liquid. Most instances of fatal drowning occur alone or in situations where others present are either unaware of the victim's situation or unable to offer assistance. After successful resuscitation, drowning victims may experience breathing problems, vomiting, confusion, or unconsciousness. Occasionally, victims may not begin experiencing these symptoms until several hours after they are rescued. An incident of drowning can also cause further complications for victims due to low body temperature, aspiration of vomit, or acute respiratory distress syndrome (respiratory failure from lung inflammation). Drowning is more likely to happen when spending extended periods of time near large bodies of water. Risk factors for drowning include alcohol use, drug use, epilepsy, minimal swim training or a complete lack of training, and, in the case of children, a lack of supervision. Common drowning locations include natural and man-made bodies of water, bathtubs, and swimming pools.Drowning occurs when a person spends too much time with their nose and mouth submerged in a liquid to the point of being unable to breathe. If this is not followed by an exit to the surface, low oxygen levels and excess carbon dioxide in the blood trigger a neurological state of breathing emergency, which results in increased physical distress and occasional contractions of the vocal folds. Significant amounts of water usually only enter the lungs later in the process.While the word "drowning" is commonly associated with fatal results, drowning may be classified into three different types: drowning that results in death, drowning that results in long-lasting health problems, and drowning that results in no health complications. Sometimes the term "near-drowning" is used in the latter cases. Among children who survive, health problems occur in about 7.5% of cases.Steps to prevent drowning include teaching children and adults to swim and to recognise unsafe water conditions, never swimming alone, use of personal flotation devices on boats and when swimming in unfavourable conditions, limiting or removing access to water (such as with fencing of swimming pools), and exercising appropriate supervision. Treatment of victims who are not breathing should begin with opening the airway and providing five breaths of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is recommended for a person whose heart has stopped beating and has been underwater for less than an hour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowning

    of Drown

Wikidata

  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. Vanessa Oshima:

    Caroline Steer and I had been friends because we all went to the same junior high, we were just in the same circle and same classes all the time, and we just got along very well. They remained close until going to different universities. Steer stayed in New Zealand, while Vanessa Oshima relocated to Tokyo, where Caroline Steer married Caroline Steer husband, Yasu. TODDLER'S BRAIN DAMAGE REVERSED AFTER NEAR-FATAL DROWNING.

  2. Anais Nin:

    Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

  3. Monica Viet:

    They're very humble about it. They did their good deed and they didn't do it for any recognition. They did it because she was drowning and wasn't going to make it, they did it because it was the right thing to do.

  4. Guohua Li:

    The risk of drowning in autistic children peaks at age 5 to 7 years.

  5. 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.

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