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submerge

[ suhb-murj ]
/ s蓹b藞m蓽rd蕭 /
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Definition of submerge

verb (used with object), sub路merged, sub路merg路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路merged, sub路merg路ing.
to sink or plunge under water or beneath the surface of any enveloping medium.
to be covered or lost from sight.
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Origin of submerge

1600鈥10; <Latin submergere, equivalent to sub-sub- + mergere to dip, immerse; see merge

OTHER WORDS FROM submerge

sub路mer路gence, nounnon路sub路mer路gence, nounre路sub路merge, verb, re路sub路merged, re路sub路merg路ing.un路sub路merg路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for submerge

submerge

submerse (s蓹b藞m蓽藧s)

/ (s蓹b藞m蓽藧d蕭) /

verb
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 forms of submerge

submergence or submersion (s蓹b藞m蓽藧蕛n), noun

Word Origin for submerge

C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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