[suh b-murjd]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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submersed (səbˈmɜːst)


(of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
hidden; obscured
overwhelmed or overburdened
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