To overwhelm in liquid to submerge to inundate
- is suffocated in liquid or any other liquid to die in liquid
- be covered with or submerged in a liquid
- take danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation
- cover entirely or make imperceptible
- kill by submerging in liquid
- eradicate as though by submerging
- pass away from becoming submerged in liquid, getting liquid to the lungs, and asphyxiating
- to-be suffocated in water or any other substance; to die in water.
- To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
- To rob of life by immersion in water or other fluid.
- To overpower; to conquer; to extinguish; -- stated specifically of sound.
To merge or sink. "sometimes the right of freehold shall drown In a chattel." Co. Litt 266a, 321a.
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 vessels also lifestyle things), most likely from the base of drincan "to drink." Contemporary form is from north The united kingdomt dialect, most likely affected by Old Norse drukna "be drowned." Related: Drowned; drowning.
(v. i.) is suffocated in water or any other substance; to die in liquid.
- (v. t.) To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
- (v. t.) To deprive of life by immersion in water or other fluid.
- (v. t.) To overpower; to conquer; to extinguish; -- said particularly of sound.
Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.