submerse

[ suh b-murs ]
/ səbˈmɜrs /

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


Nearby words

  1. submental vein,
  2. submerge,
  3. submerged,
  4. submerged arc welding,
  5. submergible,
  6. submersed,
  7. submersible,
  8. submersion,
  9. submetacentric,
  10. submetallic

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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