submerse

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verb sub·merse \səb-ˈmərs\

Definition of submerse

submersed

;

submersing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  submerge

submersion

play \-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\ noun

Examples of submerse in a sentence

  1. a week of nonstop rain that submersed the cornfields and delayed planting for days

  2. those hardy souls who daily submerse themselves in icy cold water for its invigorating effect

Origin and Etymology of submerse

Latin submersus, past participle of submergere


First Known Use: 15th century



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