verb (used without object)
to die under water or other liquid of suffocation.
verb (used with object)
to kill by submerging under water or other liquid.
to destroy or get rid of by, or as if by, immersion:
He drowned his sorrows in drink.
to flood or inundate.
to overwhelm so as to render inaudible, as by a louder sound (often followed by out).
to add too much water or liquid to (a drink, food, or the like).
to slake (lime) by covering with water and letting stand.
nearly dead or killed by immersion in liquid: half-drowned crewmen lay on the planks
to die or kill by immersion in liquid
(transitive) to destroy or get rid of as if by submerging: he drowned his sorrows in drink
(transitive) to drench thoroughly; inundate; flood
(transitive) sometimes foll by out. to render (a sound) inaudible by making a loud noise
c.1300, transitive and intransitive, perhaps from an unrecorded derivative word of Old English druncnian (Middle English druncnen) “be swallowed up by water” (originally of ships as well as living things), probably from the base of drincan “to drink.”
Modern form is from northern England dialect, probably influenced by Old Norse drukna “be drowned.” Related: Drowned; drowning.
(Ex. 15:4; Amos 8:8; Heb. 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matt. 18:6.
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