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submerge

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verb sub·merge \səb-ˈmərj\

Simple Definition of submerge

  • : to make (someone or something) go under the surface of water or some other liquid : to cover (someone or something) with a liquid

  • : to go underwater

  • : to make (yourself) fully involved in an activity or interest

Full Definition of submerge

sub·mergedsub·merg·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put under water

  3. 2 :  to cover or overflow with water

  4. 3 :  to make obscure or subordinate :  suppress <personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to go under water

sub·mer·gence play \-ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun
sub·merg·ible play \-ˈmər-jə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of submerge

  1. After boiling the broccoli, submerge it in ice water to stop the cooking process.

  2. The town was submerged by the flood.

  3. We watched as the divers prepared to submerge.

  4. She's a marvelous actress who submerges herself totally in her roles.



Origin of submerge

Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to plunge — more at merge


First Known Use: 1606

Rhymes with submerge



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