submerse

verb
sub·​merse | \ səb-ˈmərs How to pronounce submerse (audio) \
submersed; submersing

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submersion \ səb-​ˈmər-​zhən How to pronounce submerse (audio) , -​shən \ noun

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Examples of submerse in a Sentence

a week of nonstop rain that submersed the cornfields and delayed planting for days those hardy souls who daily submerse themselves in icy cold water for its invigorating effect
Recent Examples on the Web Pioneer Day gives families an opportunity to submerse themselves into that time period and to learn through hands on activity. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "‘Pioneer Day’ at The Grove in Glenview transports families back to yesteryear," 25 June 2019 Use an eyedropper to apply it or submerse the stain in the stuff for 15 minutes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Only True Sticklers for Cleanliness Will Be Able to Pass This Stain Removal Quiz," 15 Nov. 2018 The head of the plunger should be submersed in water to create a proper seal. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Unclog a Toilet," 26 Oct. 2016 With gills that flare out when submersed, the salamander looks similar to the axolotl, a relative. National Geographic, "Nuns Resurrect Endangered Salamanders in First-of-its-Kind Conservation Effort," 19 June 2018 Dr. Marchbein notes that water can also lead to infection in a new tattoo, so avoid fully submersing it in water (AKA, swimming or sitting in a bath) until it is fully healed. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "How to Take Care Of Your Tattoo," 14 Aug. 2017 Using a 4.5-inch-diameter cutting or grinding wheel, the tool achieves cutting speeds of 6,500 rpm when submersed and 9,500 on dry land. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, "The Power Tools That Work Underwater," 9 Aug. 2017 With rooms that open to the ocean for dining alfresco while above water, and large viewing galleries for taking in the marine life when submersed, the Migaloo creates that harmony. Dave Banks, Fox News, "Tour the world's most luxurious submarine superyacht," 25 Apr. 2016 Immediately you are submersed into a culture where eating, training, resting, practicing and playing become part of your job and not just about the enjoyment of the game. Peter Roumeliotis, SI.com, "For prospects, NHL draft the culmination of hard work and preparation," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of submerse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for submerse

Latin submersus, past participle of submergere

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The first known use of submerse was in the 15th century

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“Submerse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submerse. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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