1. Literally, to overwhelm in water; an appropriately, to extinguish life by immersion in water or other fluid; applied to animals; also, to suspend animation by submersion.
2. To overwhelm in water; as, to drown weeds.
3. To overflow; to deluge; to inundate; as, to drown land.
4. To immerse; to plunge and lose; to overwhelm; as, to drown ones self in sensual pleasure.
5. To overwhelm; to overpower.
My private voice is drowned amid the senate.
DROWN, v.i. To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water.
Methought what pain it was to drown.