verb (used with object), submersed, submersing.

1830–40; probably back-formation from submersion < Late Latin submersiōn-, stem of submersiō a sinking, equivalent to Latin submers(us) past participle of submergere to submerge + -iōn- -ion

submersion [suhb-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn] , noun Unabridged
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submerge or submerse (səbˈmɜːdʒ, səbˈmɜːs)
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
[C17: from Latin submergere, from sub- + mergere to immerse]
sub'mergence or submerse
submersion or submerse

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Example sentences
Don't let dogs submerse themselves in water that has a bloom.
To submerse this length tube in the thermostat for uniform starting temperature, it was coiled.
Submerse the object in the pond, then read the inches on the yardstick when the object disappears to determine the visibility.
Submerse the instrument in the pail of fresh water and take it in to the shop.
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