submerse

verb

sub·​merse səb-ˈmərs How to pronounce submerse (audio)
submersed; submersing
submersion noun

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 Its short and light body is easy to grip yet can take a drop or be submersed in up to 2 meters of water. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2023 Pioneer Day gives families an opportunity to submerse themselves into that time period and to learn through hands on activity. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, 25 June 2019 Use an eyedropper to apply it or submerse the stain in the stuff for 15 minutes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 15 Nov. 2018 The head of the plunger should be submersed in water to create a proper seal. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 26 Oct. 2016 With gills that flare out when submersed, the salamander looks similar to the axolotl, a relative. National Geographic, 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, 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, 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, 25 Apr. 2016

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Word History

Etymology

Latin submersus, past participle of submergere

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

submerse

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