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submersible

[suh b-mur-suh-buh l] /səbˈmɜr sə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being submersed.
2.
capable of functioning while submersed:
a submersible pump.
noun
3.
a ship capable of submerging and operating under water; submarine.
4.
a device designed for underwater work or exploration, as a bathyscaphe or diving bell.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; submerse + -ible
Related forms
submersibility, noun
nonsubmersible, adjective
unsubmersible, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non submersible

submersible

/səbˈmɜːsəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be submerged
2.
capable of operating under water, etc
noun
3.
a vessel designed to operate under water for short periods
4.
a submarine taking one or more men that is designed and equipped to carry out work in deep water below the levels at which divers can work
Derived Forms
submersibility, submergibility, noun
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Word Origin and History for non submersible

submersible

adj.

1866, from Latin submers-, past participle stem of submergere (see submerge) + -ible. As a noun, from 1900.

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