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submarine

sub·ma·rine

submarine

 
pronunciation:
suhb m rin [or] suhb m rin
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a seagoing vessel that can operate completely under water.
The submarine surfaced for a time, then submerged again.
 
definition 2: a submarine sandwich; sub.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: under the surface of the sea; under water.
submarine temperatures
definition 2: of, pertaining to, or involving a submarine or submarines.
submarine warfare
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The word submarine contains the following parts:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate . It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-
 
mar, mari Latin root that means sea