drown definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To destroy by submerging and suffocating in liquid or any other fluid.
    • To drench carefully or cover with or as though with a liquid.
    • To deaden one's awareness of; blot completely: those who drowned their difficulties in beverage.
    • To muffle or mask (a sound) by a louder noise: screams which were drowned out-by the passing train.
    • To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
    • To deprive of life by immersion in liquid or any other fluid.
    • To overcome; to overcome; to extinguish; -- stated especially of noise.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To die by suffocating in water or any other liquid.
    • To be suffocated in liquid or any other substance; to die in liquid.
  • verb:
    • To be suffocated in water or any other liquid; to perish by these types of suffocation.
    • To rob of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
    • To overwhelm in liquid; to submerge; to inundate.
    • To overcome; to conquer; to extinguish; — said especially of noise; usually in type "to drown out"
    • to reduce, make difficult to find or unnoticeable in an enormous size
    • kill by submerging in water
    • address totally or make imperceptible
    • die from becoming submerged in liquid, getting liquid to the lungs, and asphyxiating
    • be covered with or submerged in a liquid
    • remove as though by submerging
  • others:
    • becoming suffocated by immersion in liquid or any other fluid.
    • To suffocate by immersion in liquid or any other liquid; for this reason, to destroy, extinguish, or harm by or just as if by submersion.
    • To overflow; inundate: as, to drown land.
    • Figuratively, to plunge deeply; submerge; overwhelm: as, to drown remorse in sensual satisfaction.
    • In physical location, to submerge under the seas of a lake or ocean: said of a valley that's therefore became a bay by a family member modification of land- and water-level. See drowned flow.
    • In tobacco tradition, to injure by long-continued rain accompanied by hot sunlight. The cigarette shortly wilts under these circumstances. Also referred to as scald.

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