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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)

    Synonyms:
    flood

  2. drown(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  3. drown(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  4. drown(verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  5. drown(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  6. drown(verb)

    To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass

    The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drown(v)

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, flood, inundate, deluge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce drown?

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How to say drown in sign language?

  1. drown

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How to use drown in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Ilardo:

    Free diving is extremely dangerous, and so even highly trained free divers often die because they lose consciousness on ascent and they drown, if that's happening over thousands of years, then the people who are surviving are those that are carrying the genes that give them an advantage.

  2. Brittany Diggs:

    My biggest fear was he was going to drive this car into a river and I’m going to drown there and no one is going to know I’m in this trunk.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love's whispers drown out sorrow's echoes.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let me fly with the wings of love or let me drown and die in the love.

  5. Marcus Wilson:

    We constantly ask ourselves, ‘Is this moving us forward?’ you can easily drown in getting something perfect, as opposed to understanding where you are, having a clear destination or goal and making sure you’re continually moving toward that goal on the product side and the marketing side.


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