- under the surface of water or any other enveloping medium; inundated.
- hidden, covered, or unknown: There are many submerged facts which could have a bearing on the case.
- poverty-stricken; destitute; impoverished: a program to aid the submerged socioeconomic groups.
Origin of submerged
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Examples from the Web for half-submerged
The watchers saw the upper window of a half-submerged house.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
Yet there was in her aspect also a sort of half-submerged sluggishness.Bella Donna
He saw clearly that, if alive, the half-submerged Duske would be suffocated in a few minutes time.Airship Andy
Frank V. Webster
By the light of the fire the two men, one on the back of the other, resembled a half-submerged giant.A Hungarian Nabob
He saw the upturned canoe, the floating paddle, the half-submerged Tam-o'-Shanter.In Friendship's Guise
Wm. Murray Graydon
- (of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
- hidden; obscured
- overwhelmed or overburdened
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