the act of putting or sinking something below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium, or the resulting state: This is a record for deepest submergence by a piloted vessel in Indian waters.
the act of overflowing and completely covering something with water, or the resulting state: Indonesia's coastal areas face the threat of flooding or even submergence due to rises in sea level.
the act of burying or suppressing something, or the state of being buried or suppressed: The army survives by enormous personal effort and submergence of the individual will for the collective welfare.
- non·sub·mer·gence, noun
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How to use submergence in a sentence
These new places may not get submerged, but for the villagers, they are equally toxic.
These semi-aquatic herbivores are well-equipped for spending hours each day in the water—their nostrils and eyes located so high on their head that they can breathe and see while mostly submerged.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers | Kevin Berger | November 11, 2020 | Nautilus
The resulting pictures feature both single-hue expanses and half-submerged colors that glimmer below the surface like metallic gravel under a stream.In the galleries: Referencing the revered Washington colorists and beyond | Mark Jenkins | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
In place of a wet, oil-based lube, you submerge the chain in a heated paraffin bath that penetrates into the chain just like oil does.
Once your showerhead is securely submerged, leave it soaking for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.The one ingredient you need to clean the dishwasher and four other gross household items | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
Neither tree nor bush grew upon it; their absence indicating that it was subject to annual submergence in the season of rain.The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
The spirit sank to submergence in the body, I remember combating motion like a drugged person.Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
submergence, deposition of Cambrian formations; slight oscillations during their deposition; reduction of land to baselevel.
Perhaps it were better stated that submergence was complete in the basins in which Weverton sandstone now appears.
An overlap proves that a gradual submergence of the land was going on at the time the strata were being accumulated.Geology | James Geikie