drown verb \ˈdrau̇n\
drowned \ˈdrau̇nd\ drown·ing \ˈdrau̇-niŋ\
: 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)
: to suffocate by submersion especially in water <drowned three kittens>
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