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submerse

play
transitive verb sub·merse \səb-ˈmərs\

Definition of submerse

sub·mersedsub·mers·ing

sub·mer·sion play \-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\ noun


Examples of submerse

  1. <a week of nonstop rain that submersed the cornfields and delayed planting for days>

  2. <those hardy souls who daily submerse themselves in icy cold water for its invigorating effect>



Origin of submerse

Latin submersus, past participle of submergere


First Known Use: 1837


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