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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Methought,  what  pain  it  was  to  drown.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drown  \Drown\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  overwhelm  in  water;  to  submerge;  to  inundate.  ``They 
  drown  the  land.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  life  by  immersion  in  water  or  other  liquid. 
 
  3.  To  overpower;  to  overcome;  to  extinguish;  --  said 
  especially  of  sound. 
 
  Most  men  being  in  sensual  pleasures  drowned.  --Sir 
  J.  Davies. 
 
  My  private  voice  is  drowned  amid  the  senate. 
  --Addison. 
 
  {To  drown  up},  to  swallow  up  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drown 
  v  1:  cover  completely  or  make  imperceptible;  "I  was  drowned  in 
  work";  "The  noise  drowned  out  her  speech"  [syn:  {submerge}, 
  {overwhelm}] 
  2:  get  rid  of  as  if  by  submerging;  "She  drowned  her  trouble  in 
  alcohol" 
  3:  die  by  drowning  in  water;  "The  child  drowned  in  the  lake" 
  4:  kill  by  submerging  in  water;  "He  drowned  the  kittens" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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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