Definition of drown :
1. To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water.
2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; - said especially of sound.
4. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
submerse, macerate, overwhelm, full, brush, overtake, quiet, water, impregnate, bedraggle, float, deaden, water-soak, go under, swim, souse, waterlog, wet down, mute, gulf, overpower, bump off, expire, dowse, sodden, cut out, block out, wash, dull, lose your life, quieten, steep, overflow, lay down your life, sop, die, muffle, overcome, starve, mist, take someone's life, whelm, flood out, breathe your last (breath), perish, sweep over, pass away, overmaster, flush
flood (part of speech: verb)
kill (part of speech: verb)
chill, dispatch, remove, execute, eliminate, hang, assassinate, kill, liquidate, slay, suffocate, massacre, do in, slaughter, murder, exterminate, snuff, do away with, purge, sacrifice, smite, smother, strangle, put to sleep, asphyxiate, ice, butcher
immerse (part of speech: verb)
- Water cannot drown him, fire cannot burn him, neither can sword or spear wound him, but there is one way in which he may be killed. - "Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country", William C. Griggs.
- " I'd rather walk at the end of a rifle than drown in this mud. - "Tom of the Raiders", Austin Bishop.
- Are you going to drown yourself before my eyes? - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.