[ suhb-murj ]
/ səbˈmɜrdʒ /
verb (used with object), sub·merged, sub·merg·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), sub·merged, sub·merg·ing.
to sink or plunge under water or beneath the surface of any enveloping medium.
to be covered or lost from sight.
Origin of submerge
Related formssub·mer·gence, nounnon·sub·mer·gence, nounre·sub·merge, verb, re·sub·merged, re·sub·merg·ing.un·sub·merg·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resubmerge
/ (səbˈmɜːdʒ) /
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
Derived Formssubmergence or submersion (səbˈmɜːʃən), noun
Word Origin for submerge
C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse
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