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submerged

[suh b-murjd] /səbˈmɜrdʒd/
adjective
1.
under the surface of water or any other enveloping medium; inundated.
2.
hidden, covered, or unknown:
There are many submerged facts which could have a bearing on the case.
3.
poverty-stricken; destitute; impoverished:
a program to aid the submerged socioeconomic groups.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; submerge + -ed2
Related forms
half-submerged, adjective
nonsubmerged, adjective
semisubmerged, adjective
unsubmerged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-submerged

submerged

/səbˈmɜːdʒd/
adjective
1.
(of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
2.
hidden; obscured
3.
overwhelmed or overburdened
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