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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
drown (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to become - drowned
1.
a) to suffocate by submersion especially in water
b) to submerge especially by a rise in the water level - villages drowned by the flooding river
c) to soak, drench, or cover with a liquid
2.
to engage (oneself) deeply and strenuously - drowned himself in work
3.
to cause (a sound) not to be heard by making a loud noise - usually used with out
4.
a) to drive out (as a sensation or an idea) - drowned his sorrows in liquor
b) - overwhelm
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
drown (verb)
1.
to cover with a flood
SYNONIMS:
deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp
RELATED WORDS:
avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse ( dowse), drench, soak, wet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dehydrate, dry, parch
drain
drown (verb)
2.
to wet thoroughly with liquid
SYNONIMS:
drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steep
RELATED WORDS:
waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse ( dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moisten
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidify
wring (out)
drown (verb)
3.
to make wet
SYNONIMS:
bathe, bedraggle, douse ( dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet down
RELATED WORDS:
asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidify
dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear
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