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Synonyms for drown

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. drownverb


  2. drownverb

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


  3. drownverb

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


  4. drownverb

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.


  5. drownverb

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


  6. drownverb

    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.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. drown

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

    dry, drain, expose, air, ventilate

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelmverb

    cover completely or make imperceptible

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

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

  2. drownverb

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  3. drownverb

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

    "The child drowned in the lake"

    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  4. drownverb

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  5. swim, drownverb

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    overwhelm, submerge, float, swim

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. drownverb

    kill by immersing

  2. drownverb

    overflow, inundate, deluge, overwhelm, flood

  3. drownverb

    overcome, overpower

  4. drownverb

    be drowned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. drownverb

    overwhelm, submerge, flood, inundate, deluge

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "drown":

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

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  1. Eric Garcetti:

    CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We outweigh the risks of our situation for other goals, health benefits of connection, and normal routine. It can make people vulnerable to suggestions to bend COVID-19 safety guidelines, she said. We initially may have been fearful, but as we start to gain control we become more confident to confront situations that may have scared us. As a result, as the pandemic continues, some of us have adjusted and started to underestimate the actual threat, ignore situational hazards, and dont take COVID-19 risks as seriously. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Collin Reiff, a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health, likened caution fatigue to swimming in the ocean. People go swimming in the ocean, a potentially dangerous place, and dont take flotation devices with them. If you dont see anyone drown, you feel fine doing it, he said. But if we hear that 100,000 people died [while swimming in the ocean], and 180,000 could drown by October, you would see more people wearing a flotation device, he said, referringto a recent report that U.S. coronavirus deaths are projected to reach 180,000 by the beginning of October unless the majority of people start wearing face masks. Reiff also hypothesized that cognitive dissonance might play a part in those who find themselves having a more lax attitude toward recommended safety precautions. Experts still recommend safety precautions such as practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a face covering while in public. (iStock) I think some of it is fatigue, but I think another part of it is that a lot of people havent been [as directly] impacted by the novel coronavirus, he said, noting that the virus had a more direct impact on those living in cities that were hit hard at the start of the pandemic, such as New York City and Philadelphia. CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 60 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENTS ON SPRING BREAK TRIP TO MEXICO It may not be so much fatigue but their experience with COVID [the precautions] are not convenient for me any longer.

  2. Geert Wilders:

    Only if migrants know they will never succeed and never reach Europe will they stop coming, they will not drown, and the criminals who smuggle them in those boats will not get their money any more.

  3. Sarah Whitey:

    The only thing I was thinking of was, I don't want my son to drown, I don't want my son to drown. I just wanted to keep him up, so I just held onto that pram as long as I could.

  4. Sarah Whitey:

    It was like a tsunami, the only thing I was thinking of was, I don't want my son to drown, I don't want my son to drown. I just wanted to keep him up, so I just held onto that pram as long as I could.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.

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