verb (used with object), sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing.
Origin of submerse
Related formssub·mer·sion [suh b-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/, noun
Examples from the Web for submersion
But it was hardly rare—the kind of submersion we routinely see in flooded Mississippi River towns.
Possibly, too, the submersion took place during the breeding season, drowning the eggs or young.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
When all these openings have been carefully closed and fastened, then begins the maneuver of submersion.The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner|Georg-Gnther von Forstner
I could not learn that he rose at all after the first submersion.