- 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
Synonyms for submerge
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- 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
Word Origin for submerge
C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse
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