submersible

[suhb-mur-suh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being submersed.
2.
capable of functioning while submersed: a submersible pump.
noun
3.
a ship capable of submerging and operating under water; submarine.
4.
a device designed for underwater work or exploration, as a bathyscaphe or diving bell.

Origin:
1865–70; submerse + -ible

submersibility, noun
nonsubmersible, adjective
unsubmersible, adjective
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submersible or submergible (səbˈmɜːsəbəl, səbˈmɜːdʒɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to be submerged
2.  capable of operating under water, etc
 
n
3.  a vessel designed to operate under water for short periods
4.  a submarine taking one or more men that is designed and equipped to carry out work in deep water below the levels at which divers can work
 
submergible or submergible
 
adj
 
n
 
submersi'bility or submergible
 
n
 
submergi'bility or submergible
 
n

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Example sentences
Visitors will also join scientists on a virtual submersible tour of the deep
  ocean.
Take the slippery task of controlling a submersible vehicle, for example.
Submersible craft in the early years of their development were perilous to
  friend and foe alike.
We erroneously operated the submersible and it ran over the bone, so the bone
  was buried.
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