submerse

verb
sub·merse | \səb-ˈmərs \
submersed; submersing

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submersion \səb-ˈmər-zhən, -shən \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for submerse

Synonyms

deluge, drown, engulf, flood, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, swamp

Antonyms

drain

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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

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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 Virtual reality is creating an artificial world where a user can submerse themselves, like with the Oculus Rift. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Skylift would mix gondola cars with mixed reality for lakefront 'transportainment'," 9 May 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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