sub·​merged səb-ˈmərjd How to pronounce submerged (audio)
: covered with water
: sunk in poverty and misery
: hidden, suppressed
submerged emotions

Examples of submerged in a Sentence

submerged local roadways made for hazardous driving
Recent Examples on the Web Search efforts continue to identify a submerged vehicle in Jack’s Creek. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 14 Feb. 2024 In 2021, scientists aboard a research vessel noticed a submerged stretch of stones off Germany’s Baltic coast. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 Some preservationists point to the crumbling, submerged staircases of ancient palazzos to demonstrate that mass tourism — mostly the armadas of water taxis carrying moneyed visitors — is doing structural damage to Venice, compounding the eroding effects of tides and floods. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 In Ventura County, California, the storm’s dangers began taking shape on Sunday after law enforcement reported several flooded roads, submerged vehicles, rock and mudslides and quickly rising river levels, according to the weather service. Ashley R. Williams, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 For many Michiganders, the sound of rain triggers nothing but anxiety — memories flood of submerged basements, lost valuables and spreading mold. Detroit Free Press, 25 Jan. 2024 Russia has created an underwater barrier of submerged ships and floating barriers to prevent attacks on the Crimean Bridge, the British Defense Ministry said Friday. Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 The key to getting bass to bite was reeling the crankbait along the top of submerged vegetation. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Both Hinkle, who oversees the YouTube channel Echo Divers that chronicled the Erwin case, and the property owner searched the area on foot and by kayak leading to the discovery of the submerged vehicle in the pond, authorities said. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of submerged was in 1697

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“Submerged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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