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.
- submaxillary triangle,
- submental artery,
- submental vein,
- submerged arc welding,
Origin of 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
c.1600, from Latin submergere "to plunge under, sink, overwhelm," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mergere "to plunge, immerse" (see merge). Intransitive use is from 1650s, made common 20c. in connection with submarines. Related: Submerged; submerging.
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