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submerse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of submerse

  1. 1 to cover with a flood <a week of nonstop rain that submersed the cornfields and delayed planting for days> Synonyms deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, flood, swampRelated Words avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms drain

  2. 2 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid <those hardy souls who daily submerse themselves in icy cold water for its invigorating effect> Synonyms douse (also dowse), duck, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, dipRelated Words bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust




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