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submerge

[suh b-murj] /səbˈmɜrdʒ/
verb (used with object), submerged, submerging.
1.
to put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium.
2.
to cover or overflow with water; immerse.
3.
to cover; bury; subordinate; suppress:
His aspirations were submerged by the necessity of making a living.
verb (used without object), submerged, submerging.
4.
to sink or plunge under water or beneath the surface of any enveloping medium.
5.
to be covered or lost from sight.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin submergere, equivalent to sub- sub- + mergere to dip, immerse; see merge
Related forms
submergence, noun
nonsubmergence, noun
resubmerge, verb, resubmerged, resubmerging.
unsubmerging, adjective
Synonyms
1. submerse. 2. flood, inundate, engulf.
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British Dictionary definitions for re submerge

submerge

/səbˈmɜːdʒ/
verb
1.
to plunge, sink, or dive or cause to plunge, sink, or dive below the surface of water, etc
2.
(transitive) to cover with water or some other liquid
3.
(transitive) to hide; suppress
4.
(transitive) to overwhelm, as with work, difficulties, etc
Derived Forms
submergence, submersion (səbˈmɜːʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse
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Word Origin and History for re submerge

submerge

v.

c.1600, from Latin submergere "to plunge under, sink, overwhelm," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mergere "to plunge, immerse" (see merge). Intransitive use is from 1650s, made common 20c. in connection with submarines. Related: Submerged; submerging.

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