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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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Most children who drowned in swimming pools were not expected to be in or near the pool.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information defines near drowning as "severe oxygen deprivation caused by submersion in water but not resulting in death." So purists say "the poor girl nearly drowned" (because if she did drown, she would be dead).
"The messages spread via WhatsApp alleging rescue divers intentionally drown people in Issyk-Kul region to earn money and that 300 people drowned already do not correspond to reality," the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.
Dr Ansari added that while drowning and near-drowning cases are normally associated with deep water and swimming in pools or the sea, global statistics indicate that children can drown in bathtubs, fish tanks, buckets, toilet bowls and at building sites.
Dr al-Ansari says while drownings and near-drownings are normally associated with deep water and swimming in pools or the sea, global statistics indicate that children can drown in bathtubs, fish tanks, buckets, toilet bowls and at building sites.
[16] In the inland city of Pretoria, infants were more likely to drown in swimming pools (56%) and buckets (17%), while an even higher proportion of drownings in toddlers occurred in swimming pools (69%).
Every year thousands of children drown in backyard pools, spas, bathtubs and even at the beach.
WASHINGTON MP Sharon Hodgson has backed the Royal Life Saving Society's (RLSS) new campaign Don't Drink and Drown.
WASHINGTON MP Sharon Hodgson has backed the Royal Life Saving Society's new campaign Don't Drink and Drown.
There are plans for more education on water safety as well as another Don't Drink and Drown campaign later this year following on from a previous one.
Elizabeth Maxell (Blinn) Drown, 92MARLBOROUGH - Elizabeth Maxell (Blinn) Drown of Marlborough and formerly Natick, passed away at the age of 92 with her family's love surrounding her.
Manila, Muharram 25, 1436, November 18, 2014, SPA -- More than 200 people drown each day in low and