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submersed

[suh b-murst]
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  1. submerged.
  2. Botany. growing under water.

Origin of submersed

1720–30; < Latin submers(us) (see submerse) + -ed2

submerse

[suh b-murs]
verb (used with object), sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing.
  1. to submerge.

Origin of submerse

1830–40; probably back-formation from submersion < Late Latin submersiōn-, stem of submersiō a sinking, equivalent to Latin submers(us) past participle of submergere to submerge + -iōn- -ion
Related formssub·mer·sion [suh b-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/, noun
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submerse

v.

early 15c., from Latin submersus, past participle of submergere (see submerge). Related: Submersed; submersing.

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