|1.||[ verb ] cover completely or make imperceptible|
"I was drowned in work" "The noise drowned out her speech"
|Related terms:||cover drown_out|
|2.||[ verb ] get rid of as if by submerging|
"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
|3.||[ verb ] (biology) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating|
"The child drowned in the lake"
|4.||[ verb ] kill by submerging in water|
"He drowned the kittens"
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10513|