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vbdrowned  drown*ing  vi  1  :  to suffocate in water or some other liquid  2  :  to suffocate because of excess of body fluid that interferes with the passage of oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues (as in pulmonary edema) vt  :  to suffocate by submersion esp. in water <ed three kittens>  .
Similar sounding terms:  dou·rine   drain  tau·rine  torn 

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