Medical Dictionary


verb \ˈdran\
drowned \ˈdrand\ drown·ing \ˈdra-niŋ\

Medical Definition of DROWN

intransitive verb
:  to suffocate in water or some other liquid
:  to suffocate because of excess of body fluid that interferes with the passage of oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues (as in pulmonary edema)
transitive verb
:  to suffocate by submersion especially in water <drowned three kittens>


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