Definition of submerge
1 : to put under water
2 : to cover or overflow with water
3 : to make obscure or subordinate : suppress <personal lives submerged by professional responsibilities>
: to go under water
submergenceplay \-ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun
submergibleplay \-ˈmər-jə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of submerge in a sentence
After boiling the broccoli, submerge it in ice water to stop the cooking process.
The town was submerged by the flood.
We watched as the divers prepared to submerge.
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: 1606
SUBMERGE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of submerge for Students
1 : to put under or plunge into water
2 : to cover or become covered with or as if with water <Floods submerged the town.>
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