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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of drown.
  • adj. That has died by drowning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That has been drenched or submerged, as drowned lands; also, that has perished by drowning.
  • A fire-tube upright boiler in which the tubes forming the heating-surface are surrounded for their whole length by the water to be evaporated, instead of projecting for part of their length above the normal water-level. This construction diminishes the tendency to leakage at the upper tube-sheet, because the tubes are not subject to such wide ranges of temperature change, and to such changes of length relatively to the outer shell, as the fire varies in intensity or the water-level is carelessly lowered.


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  • “Run!” he shouted, the word drowned out by the triumphant moan of the dead as they reached him, one woman moving past him to get to Tania.


  • “No!” she screamed, so loud she shocked herself back to reality, so loud the word drowned out the drumming of her pulse in her ears and the rushing water and her breathing and his and everything else in the universe except the primal need to survive.

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  • These reefs are sometimes referred to as drowned reefs.

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  • Yesterday, Jhom Ratana that was how he spelled his name in English drowned in Peam Ro Village.

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  • The soul of an Indian that has been drowned is reckoned accursed, and he is never permitted to join his tribe on the happy hunting-grounds, but his spirit haunts the lake or river in which he lost his life.

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  • A casualty of the Activision Blizzard merger, Wet was one of the titles drowned out of a Sierra lineup that included Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend.

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  • Specifically, this lower portion of the Hudson River is a type of estuary referred to as a drowned river.

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  • Her long-standing fashion persona may best be described as "drowned Victorian courtesan," so expect Helena Bonham Carter "The King's Speech" to furrow brows on the red carpet.

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  • The owl's cry that Thomas hears cannot be escaped; for Spencer, never to escape the fact of suffering is to "always think of winter, winter like a hammering rhyme / For then everything is drowned by the rising wind, everything is done against Time" – itself a reference to Thomas's "Out in the Dark", with its key word "drowned" and its hammering mono-rhymes.

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  • Ruso correctly identifies one of the bodies as strangled rather than drowned, which is part of the reason it nags at his conscience since he knows it wasn't an accident, but that's about it.

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