submerse

[suh b-murs]
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Origin of submerse

1830–40; probably back-formation from submersion < Late Latin submersiōn-, stem of submersiō a sinking, equivalent to Latin submers(us) past participle of submergere to submerge + -iōn- -ion
Related formssub·mer·sion [suh b-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/, noun
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Word Origin and History for submerse
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early 15c., from Latin submersus, past participle of submergere (see submerge). Related: Submersed; submersing.

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