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Present participle for to die through submersion in and inhalation of water
“The waves thundered around him, and Andover Lashk did his best not to drown.”
Present participle for to cover completely with water, as of a flood
“Around the country, the great flood would drown dozens of towns and cities.”
Present participle for to soak or wet thoroughly in liquid
Drown the pears in the sweet wine and let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to muffle, deaden or mask the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to drown the sound.”
Having a drowning or falling quality
“Scientists soon realized that the water strider's hydrophobic legs and undersides, coupled with its small size, are what keep it from drowning.”
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