sub·​merged | \ səb-ˈmərjd How to pronounce submerged (audio) \

Definition of submerged

1 : covered with water
3 : sunk in poverty and misery
4 : hidden, suppressed submerged emotions

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of submerged in a Sentence

submerged local roadways made for hazardous driving
Recent Examples on the Web But Horn’s submerged skis were catching on ice, trapping him in the water. Adventure, "The untold story of the boldest polar expedition of modern times," 23 Dec. 2020 The two thin struts that support its main hull stand on a pair of submerged, torpedo-like pontoons in what's known as a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) configuration. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, "Remembering the Sea Shadow, America's 'Invisible Warship'," 3 Dec. 2020 One such object is the wake created by a submerged submarine on the surface of the ocean. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy's Next Mission: Detect Invisible Submarines From the Sky," 19 Nov. 2020 Piercey used a Yamaha 350Li Seascooter to remain submerged in the lake for about 25 minutes before law enforcement eventually placed him under arrest. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "California $35M Ponzi scheme suspect drives underwater 'sea scooter' into lake while fleeing FBI," 17 Nov. 2020 One exec even drew a picture of a submerged island volcano to drive home the point. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why Visa’s $5 billion Plaid deal is in deep trouble," 6 Nov. 2020 Scuba groups dive there to search for submerged artifacts, the park service said. NBC News, "Woman dies, man injured while scuba diving at Glacier National Park," 3 Nov. 2020 Lake McDonald, which is on the west side of the park, is popular among scuba diving groups because of its submerged artifacts, park officials said. CBS News, "18-year-old woman dies while scuba diving at Glacier National Park," 3 Nov. 2020 Over the decades, when the lake's water levels dropped during drought, submerged roads, tire parts and other artifacts have been exposed, said Russell, the historian. Faith Karimi, CNN, "A Georgia lake's dark and deadly history has some people seeing ghosts," 31 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'submerged.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of submerged

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about submerged

Time Traveler for submerged

Time Traveler

The first known use of submerged was in 1697

See more words from the same year

Statistics for submerged

Last Updated

31 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Submerged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on submerged

What made you want to look up submerged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!