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submerse

[ suhb-murs ]
/ səbˈmɜrs /
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verb (used with object), sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing.

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Origin of submerse

First recorded in 1830–40; probably by back formation from submersion, from Late Latin submersiōn-, stem of submersiō “a sinking,” equivalent to Latin submers(us), past participle of submergere “to dip under, immerse” + -iōn- noun suffix; see origin at submerge, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM submerse

sub·mer·sion [suhb-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn], /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/, noun
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