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  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. 




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