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

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submerged local roadways made for hazardous driving

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And because subs must stay submerged and hidden, secure continuous communication with Washington is not possible. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Does America Still Need the Nuclear Triad?," 23 Jan. 2019 The exercise was conducted by the Naval Undersea Warfare Command to test unmanned underwater vehicles’ ability to locate submerged objects and avoid obstacles, said Wendy Miles, the command spokeswoman. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Navy says mystery mine found off Bainbridge Island was from 2005 exercise," 31 Aug. 2018 Rescuers raced the onset of monsoon rains to extract the rest of the group from the cave complex, in a difficult operation that required navigating miles of often narrow, submerged passages. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Four Boys Rescued From Flooded Thai Cave," 8 July 2018 Nuclear submarines also can stay submerged for very long periods of time, although the new generation of diesel electric submarines can stay submerged longer than ever before. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Should the U.S. Navy Buy Non-Nuclear Submarines?," 7 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of submerged

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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one that collects or salvages junk

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