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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

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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. 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.

  2. Robert Collier:

    Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat

  3. Guohua Li:

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

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political system, and drowning out the voices of too many everyday Americans, our democracy should be about expanding the franchise, not charging an entrance fee.

  5. 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. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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