submergence


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sub·merge

 (səb-mûrj′)
v. sub·merged, sub·merg·ing, sub·merg·es
v.tr.
1. To place under the surface of a liquid, especially water: submerged the pieces of chicken in the broth.
2. To cover with water or another liquid; inundate: The flood submerged the road.
3. To hide from view; obscure: "The few public tributes to Nat Turner in the mainstream black press of the late 1950s submerged the armed rebellion within a narrative of nonviolent protest" (Scot French).
v.intr.
1. To go under the surface of a body of water: The submarine submerged quickly to avoid detection.
2. To disappear as if by going under water.

[Latin submergere : sub-, sub- + mergere, to plunge.]

sub·mer′gence n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.submergence - sinking until covered completely with watersubmergence - sinking until covered completely with water
sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
dip - a brief immersion
Translations
غَمْر بالماء، تَغْطيس
potopenízatopení
neddykningnedsænkning
kaffæring
bat madal masu altında kalma

submergence

[səbˈmɜːdʒəns] Nsumersión f, sumergimiento m, hundimiento m

submerge

(səbˈməːdʒ) verb
to cover with, or sink under, water or other liquid. I watched the submarine submerging.
subˈmerged adjective
sunk beneath the surface. Submerged rocks are a great danger to shipping.
subˈmergence noun
subˈmersion (-ʃən (American) -ʒən) noun
References in classic literature ?
She had accepted this submergence as philosophically as all her other trials, and now, in extreme old age, was rewarded by presenting to her mirror an almost unwrinkled expanse of firm pink and white flesh, in the centre of which the traces of a small face survived as if awaiting excavation.
From the very slow submergence of the boat I knew that Benson was doing the entire trick alone--that he was merely permitting the diving-tanks to fill and that the diving-rudders were not in use.
She felt the submergence of the boat and came out of her room to investigate.
The sanctity seemed no less clearly marked than the learning, for when Dorothea was impelled to open her mind on certain themes which she could speak of to no one whom she had before seen at Tipton, especially on the secondary importance of ecclesiastical forms and articles of belief compared with that spiritual religion, that submergence of self in communion with Divine perfection which seemed to her to be expressed in the best Christian books of widely distant ages, she found in Mr.
All yielding is attended with a less vivid consciousness than resistance; it is the partial sleep of thought; it is the submergence of our own personality by another.
The geologist, who is fully impressed with the vast oscillations of level which have affected the earth's crust within late periods, will not fear to speculate on the recent elevation of the Mexican platform, or, more probably, on the recent submergence of land in the West Indian Archipelago, as the cause of the present zoological separation of North and South America.
Due to the submergence of the Rajghat Bridge, commuters are facing the issue and are taking the risk every day by crossing this bridge to reach their respective workplace.
Tenders are invited for elaboration of technical documentation for the achievement of the objective: safeguarding the siret river with submergence with the dn500 onesti - old adjuice in the area.
"This traditional variety exemplifies good submergence tolerance and can survive under water better than normal high-yielding varieties.
Other movies that were shown in Philippine movie houses thru Star Cinema included 'Delirium,' 'Submergence,' 'I Feel Pretty,' and 'Terminal.'
As no barrages, bridges or dams existed, water accumulated upstream leading to the submergence of Nowshera with water levels rising to 4.9 metres.
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