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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submerge

[suhb-murj]
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:
1600–10; < Latin submergere, equivalent to sub- sub- + mergere to dip, immerse; see merge

submergence, noun
nonsubmergence, noun
resubmerge, verb, resubmerged, resubmerging.
unsubmerging, adjective


1. submerse. 2. flood, inundate, engulf.
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submerge or submerse (səbˈmɜːdʒ, səbˈmɜːs)
 
vb
1.  to plunge, sink, or dive or cause to plunge, sink, or dive below the surface of water, etc
2.  (tr) to cover with water or some other liquid
3.  (tr) to hide; suppress
4.  (tr) to overwhelm, as with work, difficulties, etc
 
[C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse]
 
submerse or submerse
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse]
 
sub'mergence or submerse
 
n
 
submersion or submerse
 
n

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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Example sentences
Others have seen their land almost totally submerged.
In fact, it needs more water than most: the shoots of this marsh plant are
  typically partially submerged.
It ran to a shallow cove nearby and submerged itself.
They do not want to be submerged in squeamish memories.
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