submerge

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Submerge \Sub*merge"\, verb (used without an object) To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.

Some say swallows submerge in ponds. --Gent. Mag.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Submerge \Sub*merge"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Submerged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Submerging}.] [L. submergere, submersum; sub under + mergere to plunge: cf. F. submerger. See {Merge}.]

1. To put under water; to plunge.

2. To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.

I would thou didst, So half my Egypt were submerged. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

submerge

verb

1: sink below the surface; go under or as if under water [syn: {submerge}, {submerse}]

2: cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" [syn: {submerge}, {drown}, {overwhelm}]

3: put under water; "submerge your head completely" [syn: {submerge}, {submerse}]

4: fill or cover completely, usually with water [syn: {inundate}, {deluge}, {submerge}]


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