semi-submerged

submerged

[suhb-murjd]
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; submerge + -ed2

half-submerged, adjective
nonsubmerged, adjective
semisubmerged, adjective
unsubmerged, adjective
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submerged or submersed (səbˈmɜːdʒd, səbˈmɜːst)
 
adj
1.  (of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
2.  hidden; obscured
3.  overwhelmed or overburdened
 
submersed or submersed
 
adj

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submerge
1606, from L. submergere "to plunge under, sink, overwhelm," from sub "under" + mergere "to plunge, immerse" (see merge). Intransitive use is from 1652, made common 20c. in connection with submarines.
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