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Synonyms for drown
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  1. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    flood

  2. drownverb

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  3. drownverb

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  4. drownverb

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  5. drownverb

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

    Synonyms:
    flood

  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.

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelmverb

    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. drownverb

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  3. drownverb

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

    "The child drowned in the lake"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  4. drownverb

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  5. swim, drownverb

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, float, swim

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    kill by immersing

  2. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundate, deluge, overwhelm, flood

  3. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    overcome, overpower

  4. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    be drowned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drownverb

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, flood, inundate, deluge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "drown":

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

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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. Alan Watts:

    To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    You can use your senses either to drown in the NOW or enacting your past!

  4. John H Aughey:

    God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

  5. New York:

    Rosa did something that is absolutely, unbelievably heroic, she drove passengers through 3 to 4 feet of water. I watched that video. The water... was in the bus. People are literally standing on their seats to make sure that they did not drown inside a bus.


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