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drown

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drown

  1. 1 to cover with a flood <whole villages drowned by the rampaging river> Synonyms deluge, flood, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swampRelated Words avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms drain

  2. 2 to wet thoroughly with liquid <drowned the carpet with shampoo, and so it took forever to dry> Synonyms drench, soak, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steepRelated Words waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms wring (out)

  3. 3 to make wet <cooked pasta drowned in marinara sauce> Synonyms bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, wet, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downRelated 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, rewetNear Antonyms dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear




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