- 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 submergence
Our submergence in a sea of conventionality of almost impenetrable density.The Book of the Damned
Even if you do your comedy next your submergence will be precisely the same.Black Oxen
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The rate of submergence has been estimated at about two feet per century.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
The depression was such that the submergence came very quickly.A. D. 2000
Alvarado M. Fuller
They reached the surface after about two hours of submergence.Aircraft and Submarines
Willis J. Abbot.
- 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 submergence
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