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
submergenceplay \-ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun
submergibleplay \-ˈmər-jə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of submerge in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of submerge from the Web
The hidden backyard oasis features lush yet drought-tolerant plants, low-maintenance imitation grass and contemporary concrete pavers cluster around a deep blue pool - complete with swim up bar and submerged tanning ledge.
Eight hundred facilities were in the storm’s path but only six took substantial damage; two were fully submerged.
A March 2017 storm submerged the roads and deposited fish on the pavement in front of their house.
Meanwhile, record-high tides in Hawaii—submerging roadways and beaches—foreshadow the effects of rising sea levels.
Houses and shops remained submerged in 10 to 30 feet of water.
In January 2016, a coastal storm inundated the O’Neills’ neighborhood; a March 2017 storm submerged the roads and deposited fish on the pavement in front of their house.
Many of the hot springs are submerged by high river flows this time of year but emerge late summer and early fall.
On March 31, water workers for the city of Bristol found a baby boy's body in a plastic bag submerged in a drinking water reservoir in Harwinton, state police said.
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Origin and Etymology of submerge
Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBMERGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of submerge for English Language Learners
: 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
SUBMERGE Defined for Kids
Definition of submerge for Students
1 : to put under or plunge into water
2 : to cover or become covered with or as if with water Floods submerged the town.
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