1. cover completely or make imperceptible

    Synonyms : overwhelm, submerge
    Type Of : spread over, cover
    Examples :
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech
  2. be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    Synonyms : swim
    Type Of : be
  3. be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation

    Type Of : submerse, submerge
    Examples :
    • the divers saved the drowning child
  4. die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    Type Of : croak, decease, die, drop dead, choke, conk, perish, pop off, snuff it, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away
    Examples :
    • The child drowned in the lake
  5. get rid of as if by submerging

    Type Of : eliminate, do away with, extinguish, get rid of
    Examples :
    • She drowned her trouble in alcohol
  6. kill by submerging in water

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • He drowned the kittens