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
1 : to put under water
2 : to cover or overflow with water
3 : to make obscure or subordinate : suppress <personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities>
: to go under water
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
Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 1606
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