sub·​merged | \səb-ˈmərjd \

Definition of submerged 

1 : covered with water

3 : sunk in poverty and misery

4 : hidden, suppressed submerged emotions

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Examples of submerged in a Sentence

submerged local roadways made for hazardous driving

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Be sure to keep your feet up and pointed downriver to avoid getting your feet stuck in submerged rocks. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "Five Things to Know Before Running a Wild River," 11 Aug. 2017 The extraction required each of the boys to don breathing gear and be guided through a twisting, partially submerged series of chambers, including one just 2 feet high. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Divers Rescue Four More Boys From Thai Cave, Bringing Total to Eight," 9 July 2018 The journey out is thought to include treacherous submerged stretches requiring scuba gear. Dan Murtaugh, The Seattle Times, "U.S. firm helps Thais to pump water from cave to save boys," 9 July 2018 The navy said the submarine, named Yuri Dolgoruky after the medieval prince who founded Moscow, launched the Bulava missiles in a single salvo from a submerged position in the White Sea. Fox News, "Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo," 23 May 2018 Rescuers were searching the Kansas River for a possible drowning victim after a partially submerged boat was found near the Turner Diagonal in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday afternoon. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Rescuers search Kansas River for possible victim after submerged boat found | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 The operator of a crane installing sheet piling along a drainage canal in Old Mandeville Thursday morning (April 19) had to be rescued after the crane overturned in the water and trapped him in the submerged cab. Kim Chatelain,, "Operator rescued when crane flips into Mandeville canal," 19 Apr. 2018 These hazards were like submerged rocks menacing a port. John Kelly, Washington Post, "From potholes to perfect pavement: My neighborhood has lovely new streets," 24 June 2018 The driver, who was not injured, escaped the submerged car and called for help, Montes said. Michael Williams,, "Driver OK after crashing into east Orange County pond, troopers say," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of submerged

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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