submerge

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verb sub·merge \səb-ˈmərj\

Definition of submerge

submerged

;

submerging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put under water

  3. 2 :  to cover or overflow with water

  4. 3 :  to make obscure or subordinate :  suppress personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to go under water

submergence

play \-ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun

submergible

play \-ˈmər-jə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of submerge in a sentence

  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 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

submerge

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verb sub·merge \səb-ˈmərj\

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

submerge

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verb sub·merge \səb-ˈmərj\

Definition of submerge for Students

submerged

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submerging

  1. 1 :  to put under or plunge into water

  2. 2 :  to cover or become covered with or as if with water Floods submerged the town.



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