verb sub·merge \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


Full Definition of SUBMERGE

transitive verb
:  to put under water
:  to cover or overflow with water
:  to make obscure or subordinate :  suppress <personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities>
intransitive verb
:  to go under water
sub·mer·gence \-ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun
sub·merg·ible \-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
SUBMERGIBLE Defined for Kids


verb sub·merge \səb-ˈmərj\

Definition of SUBMERGE for Kids

:  to put under or plunge into water
:  to cover or become covered with or as if with water <Floods submerged the town.>


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