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5 definitions found
 for Drown
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drown \Drown\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drowned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Drowning.] [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen,
     druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk,
     fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]
     To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water.
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           Methought, what pain it was to drown.    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drown \Drown\, v. t.
     1. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. "They
        drown the land." --Dryden.
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     2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
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     3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said
        especially of sound.
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              Most men being in sensual pleasures drowned. --Sir
                                                    J. Davies.
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              My private voice is drowned amid the senate.
                                                    --Addison.
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     To drown up, to swallow up. [Obs.] --Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drown
      v 1: cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in
           work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" [syn: submerge,
           drown, overwhelm]
      2: get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in
         alcohol"
      3: die from being submerged in water, getting water into the
         lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
      4: kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens"
      5: be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was
         swimming in a fatty gravy" [syn: swim, drown]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "drown":
     OD, asphyxiate, baptize, be clobbered, be felled, be killed,
     be poleaxed, be staggered, be stricken, bottle up, burke, bury,
     censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, come to grief, cork,
     cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, deluge, dip, douse,
     drench, duck, dunk, engulf, extinguish, famish, float, flood,
     flow on, founder, gag, garrote, have a mishap, hold down, immerge,
     immerse, inundate, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill,
     knock over, merge, muzzle, overcome, overflow, overpower,
     overwhelm, plunge in water, pour on, pour water on, prostrate,
     put down, quash, quell, quench, rain, repress, run aground,
     shut down on, silence, sink, sit down on, sit on, sluice, smash,
     smother, soak, sop, souse, squash, squelch, stanch, starve, stifle,
     stop the breath, strangle, stultify, subdue, submerge, submerse,
     suffer a misfortune, suffocate, suppress, swamp, throttle, wet,
     whelm
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Drown
     (Ex. 15:4; Amos 8:8; Heb. 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital
     punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews
     in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matt. 18:6.
     

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