sub·merge verb \səb-ˈmərj\
: 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
: to cover or overflow with water
: to make obscure or subordinate : suppress <personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities>
Examples of SUBMERGE
- After boiling the broccoli, submerge it in ice water to stop the cooking process.
- The town was submerged by the flood.
- We watched as the divers prepared to submerge.
- She's a marvelous actress who submerges herself totally in her roles.
Origin of SUBMERGE
to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 1606
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