AskDefine | Define submerge

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1 sink below the surface; go under or as if under water [syn: submerse]
2 cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" [syn: drown, overwhelm]
3 put under water; "submerge your head completely" [syn: submerse]
4 fill or cover completely, usually with water [syn: inundate, deluge]

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From Latin submergere, from sub- ("under") + mergere ("to plunge").



  1. To sink out of sight.
    The submarine submerged in the water.
  2. To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.
    In films many people are murdered by being submerged in a swimming pool.
  3. To be engulfed in or with something.
  4. ; Because of the death of his father, he is submerged in sorrow.



to immerse

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