[suh b-murjd]


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

First recorded in 1790–1800; submerge + -ed2
Related formshalf-sub·merged, adjectivenon·sub·merged, adjectivesem·i·sub·merged, adjectiveun·sub·merged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for half-submerged

Historical Examples of half-submerged

  • The watchers saw the upper window of a half-submerged house.

  • Yet there was in her aspect also a sort of half-submerged sluggishness.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • 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.

  • He saw the upturned canoe, the floating paddle, the half-submerged Tam-o'-Shanter.

    In Friendship's Guise

    Wm. Murray Graydon

British Dictionary definitions for half-submerged


submersed (səbˈmɜːst)


(of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
hidden; obscured
overwhelmed or overburdened
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