- 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
- to put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium.
- to cover or overflow with water; immerse.
- to cover; bury; subordinate; suppress: His aspirations were submerged by the necessity of making a living.
- to sink or plunge under water or beneath the surface of any enveloping medium.
- to be covered or lost from sight.
Origin of submerge
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1. submerse. 2. flood, inundate, engulf.
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Examples from the Web for submerged
Monsoon rains sparked widespread flooding that submerged the camp in water.‘There was no food, no more water lilies’
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As William Manchester asserts What the folk hero was and what he believed are submerged by the demands of those who follow him.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
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The headquarters of Goldman Sachs—at 200 West Street in submerged lower Manhattan—shone brightly.After Storm, Who’s Got the Real Power? Look for Backup Generators
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On Tuesday, users discovered how to do it in a pool, complete with a submerged photo for reference.China Discovers Sex Online as Porn Invades Social Media
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The Submerged State presents conservatives with another unexpected and unfamiliar intellectual challenge.David's Book Club: What Are Liberals Thinking?
July 13, 2012
No doubt the site of this early structure has long ago been submerged.Yorkshire Painted And Described
Long cables had been submerged in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
Next summer a steamboat was fitted out for the purpose, and the cable was submerged.
But the night was black as ink, the darkness had submerged the horizon.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
While the man was immersed in his work, he appeared not to be submerged.Bride of the Mistletoe
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- (of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
- hidden; obscured
- overwhelmed or overburdened
- to plunge, sink, or dive or cause to plunge, sink, or dive below the surface of water, etc
- (tr) to cover with water or some other liquid
- (tr) to hide; suppress
- (tr) to overwhelm, as with work, difficulties, etc
C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse
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Word Origin and History for submerged
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