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submerse

[suh b-murs] /səbˈmɜrs/
verb (used with object), submersed, submersing.
1.
to submerge.
Origin
1830-1840
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
Related forms
submersion
[suh b-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Injury reports about drowning or submersion injuries.
  • With summertime approaching, the number of submersion injuries is expected to increase.
  • Drowning in which the submersion event occurred during the study period.
  • By submersion only typical candidates are baptized at district and circuit conventions.
  • By submersion, with the expectation of receiving the holy spirit.
Word Origin and History for submersion
n.

early 15c., from Late Latin submersionem (nominative submersio), from past participle stem of submergere "to sink" (see submerge).

submerse

v.

early 15c., from Latin submersus, past participle of submergere (see submerge). Related: Submersed; submersing.

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