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drown

[droun]
verb (used without object)
1.
to die under water or other liquid of suffocation.
verb (used with object)
2.
to kill by submerging under water or other liquid.
3.
to destroy or get rid of by, or as if by, immersion: He drowned his sorrows in drink.
4.
to flood or inundate.
5.
to overwhelm so as to render inaudible, as by a louder sound (often followed by out ).
6.
to add too much water or liquid to (a drink, food, or the like).
7.
to slake (lime) by covering with water and letting stand.
Verb phrases
8.
drown in,
a.
to be overwhelmed by: The company is drowning in bad debts.
b.
to be covered with or enveloped in: The old movie star was drowning in mink.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English drounnen, Old English druncnian, perhaps by loss of c between nasals and shift of length from nn to ou

drowner, noun
half-drowned, adjective
half-drowning, adjective
undrowned, adjective


4. deluge, engulf, submerge, drench, soak.
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drown (draʊn)
 
vb (sometimes foll by out)
1.  to die or kill by immersion in liquid
2.  (tr) to destroy or get rid of as if by submerging: he drowned his sorrows in drink
3.  (tr) to drench thoroughly; inundate; flood
4.  to render (a sound) inaudible by making a loud noise
 
[C13: probably from Old English druncnian; related to Old Norse drukna to be drowned]
 
'drowner
 
n

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drown
c.1300, perhaps from O.E. druncnian "be swallowed up by water" (originally of ships as well as living things), from base of drincan "to drink." Modern form is from northern England dialect, probably influenced by O.N. drukna "be drowned." Related: Drowned; drowning.
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Drown definition


(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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