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What is another word for drown?

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To die through submersion in and inhalation of water
“The waves thundered around him, and Andover Lashk did his best not to drown.”
To cover completely with water, as of a flood
“Around the country, the great flood would drown dozens of towns and cities.”
To soak or wet thoroughly in liquid
Drown the pears in the sweet wine and let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.”
To be, or cause to be, wet or waterlogged
“This is where my thoughts deepen, this bed that I sleep in, where my tears drown the sheets, and my bones weaken.”
To overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
“My professional position forced me to get right back to business, so I had no choice but to drown myself in work immediately.”
(figurative) To stifle or suppress a quality or characteristic
“Even the wet rains of the past week were not wet enough to dampen our spirits or drown our enthusiasm.”
To muffle, deaden or mask the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to drown the sound.”
To smother or suffocate someone
To die or cease living
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To go or sink underground or underwater
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