[ suhb-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
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  1. the act of putting oneself or another person or thing under water or into some other enveloping medium: Swimmers in the class are taught submersion and breath holding, floating, and kicking.This durable tile is specially made to withstand submersion in swimming pools.

  2. the act of subordinating or suppressing something: Critics talked about the film’s submersion of individual character within a vision of group solidarity.

Origin of submersion

First recorded in 1400–50; from Late Latin submersiōn-, stem of submersiō, also summersiō “a sinking,” from Latin submers(us) “sunk” (past participle of submergere “to dip under, immerse, sink”) + -iō -ion

Words Nearby submersion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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