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drown

(droun)
v. drowned, drowning, drowns
v.tr.
1. To kill by submerging and suffocating in water or another liquid.
2. To drench thoroughly or cover with or as if with a liquid.
3. To deaden one's awareness of; blot out: people who drowned their troubles in drink.
4. To muffle or mask (a sound) by a louder sound: screams that were drowned out by the passing train.
v.intr.
To die by suffocating in water or another liquid.
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The ratio of male-to-female drowning reported here is higher than that reported globally, where males are generally twice as likely to drown as females, but is consistent with the higher drowning prevalence in males globally.
Ms Hodgson said: "Raising awareness of the dangers of drowning in open water sources is an issue I am extremely passionate about, and I welcome the launch of the RLSS's new campaign Don't Drink and Drown which targets young people going off to University for the first time.
In the US, approximately 300 children under 5 drown every year in swimming pools alone.
We must remember the average drowning time is 60 seconds and children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water.
Drown participated in the National Rifle Association (NRA) smallbore program at the Fremont Junior Rifle Club and went on to attend Ohio State University (1980-1984), where he was a member of the OSU rifle team under coach Pat Cherry.
In developed countries, children of 1 to 4-year age-group are most likely to drown in swimming pools, particularly in residential areas (21-25).
The fact that these men may drown is described as "preposterous" and "an abominable injustice," but who is the source of this injustice?
AN investigation claims there was no need to drown Capel Celyn to create the Tryweryn reservoir.
Experts consider some individuals who drown as victims of dry drowning.
At least 150 people drown every day in China and more than half those victims are under the age of 15.
Roger Vincent, from the Birmingham-based Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said 250 people drown in Britain each year.