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submerge

sub·merge

submerge

 
 
pronunciation:
sb muhrj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: submerged, submerges, submerging
definition 1: to put or plunge under water or other fluid.
The crew submerged the submarine.He submerged his feet in the warm water.Submerge the vegetables in boiling water to blanch them.
synonyms:
immerse, submerse
similar words:
dip, dive, douse, duck, dunk, plunge, sink, soak, souse
definition 2: to cover completely or cause to overflow with water; flood.
The tide submerged the beach.
synonyms:
flood, immerse, inundate, submerse, swamp
similar words:
deluge, engulf
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to sink or plunge under, or as though under, water.
The submarine submerged rapidly.The scuba diver submerged and did not return to the surface for several minutes.
synonyms:
douse, sink
antonyms:
surface
similar words:
dip, dive, duck, founder, plunge, swamp
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derivation: submergence (n.)
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