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submerged

[suh b-murjd]
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adjective
  1. under the surface of water or any other enveloping medium; inundated.
  2. hidden, covered, or unknown: There are many submerged facts which could have a bearing on the case.
  3. poverty-stricken; destitute; impoverished: a program to aid the submerged socioeconomic groups.
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Origin of submerged

First recorded in 1790–1800; submerge + -ed2
Related formshalf-sub·merged, adjectivenon·sub·merged, adjectivesem·i·sub·merged, adjectiveun·sub·merged, adjective
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submerged

submersed (səbˈmɜːst)

adjective
  1. (of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
  2. hidden; obscured
  3. overwhelmed or overburdened
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