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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.

Synonyms:

overcome, overwhelm, overmaster, float, take someone's life, dowse, bedraggle, waterlog, sweep over, brush, deaden, go under, macerate, water-soak, souse, pass away, flush, block out, whelm, dull, cut out, starve, steep, expire, water, mist, full, submerge, die, bump off, submerse, gulf, sodden, lay down your life, lose your life, quieten, perish, quiet, overpower, impregnate, sop, overtake, flood out, mute, muffle, overflow, wet down, swim, wash, breathe your last (breath).

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