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[suh b-murs]
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verb (used with object), sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing.
  1. to submerge.
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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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Related Words for submersion

overabundance, torrent, deluge, jump, descent, dive, spree, fall, dunk, leap, plunge, dip, surplus, plethora, encroachment, surfeit, redundancy, propulsion, exuberance, enforcement

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Word Origin and History for submersion


early 15c., from Late Latin submersionem (nominative submersio), from past participle stem of submergere "to sink" (see submerge).

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early 15c., from Latin submersus, past participle of submergere (see submerge). Related: Submersed; submersing.

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