As a verb drowns
As a proper noun downs is
(sussex) the south downs.
To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.
To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out".
* Sir J. Davies
- most men being in sensual pleasures drowned
To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass.
- My private voice is drowned amid the senate.
- ''The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.
* drown one's sorrows
* drown out
* (overwhelm) flood