Definition of drowning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdraʊnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdraʊnɪŋ//
[uncountable, countable]
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the process of dying because of being underwater and unable to breathe for too long; an act of dying in this way death by drowning Alcohol plays a part in an estimated 30% of drownings.

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