submersed

[ suh b-murst ]
/ səbˈmɜrst /

adjective

Botany. growing under water.

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Origin of submersed

1720–30; < Latin submers(us) (see submerse) + -ed2

Definition for submersed (2 of 2)

submerse

[ suh b-murs ]
/ səbˈmɜrs /

verb (used with object), sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing.

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 forms

sub·mer·sion [suh b-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/, noun
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