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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

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
1600-10; < 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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Examples for submerged
  • 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.
  • Divers have been used to salvage valuable equipment from submerged plants.
  • Water submerged the city and roared down its streets.
  • The delta is already below sea level and, as the sea rises, it may be submerged.
  • The site was near the submerged ancient coastline, flooded several thousand years ago.
  • Humans may however simulate hovering in water, as their submerged weight is relatively small.
  • The island erodes and the crust beneath it cools, shrinks and sinks, and the island is again submerged.
British Dictionary definitions for submerged

submerged

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

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 submerged

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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