submersible

[ suh b-mur-suh-buh l ]
/ səbˈmɜr sə bəl /

adjective

capable of being submersed.
capable of functioning while submersed: a submersible pump.

noun

a ship capable of submerging and operating under water; submarine.
a device designed for underwater work or exploration, as a bathyscaphe or diving bell.

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Origin of submersible

First recorded in 1865–70; submerse + -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM submersible

sub·mers·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sub·mers·i·ble, adjectiveun·sub·mer·si·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for submersible

submersible

submergible (səbˈmɜːdʒɪbəl)

/ (səbˈmɜːsəbəl) /

adjective

able to be submerged
capable of operating under water, etc

noun

a vessel designed to operate under water for short periods
a submarine taking one or more men that is designed and equipped to carry out work in deep water below the levels at which divers can work

Derived forms of submersible

submersibility or submergibility, noun
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