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Synonyms for drown
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

    Synonyms:
    sweep over, overcome, flood out, submerge, overtake, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, overpower, overmaster, whelm, swim, submerse

  2. drown(verb)

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  3. drown(verb)

    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    "The child drowned in the lake"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  4. drown(verb)

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, float, swim

Wiktionary

  1. drown(verb)

    To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  2. drown(verb)

    To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  3. drown(verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  4. drown(verb)

    To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; \uE000127932 said especially of sound; usually in the form to drown out

    Synonyms:
    flood

  5. drown(verb)

    Synonyms:
    flood

  6. drown(verb)

    Synonyms:
    flood

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drown

    Synonyms:
    sink, immerse, swamp, overwhelm, engulf, deluge, inundate, submerge

    Antonyms:
    dry, drain, expose, air, ventilate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kill by immersing

  2. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundate, deluge, overwhelm, flood

  3. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overcome, overpower

  4. drown(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be drowned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    walnut, drowns, drowned, drone, drowning, sank, submerge, sink

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