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submerse

[suh b-murs]
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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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Word Origin and History for submersion

n.

early 15c., from Late Latin submersionem (nominative submersio), from past participle stem of submergere "to sink" (see submerge).

submerse

v.

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

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