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v. sub·merged, sub·merg·ing, sub·merg·es
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).
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.
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Noun1.submerging - sinking until covered completely with watersubmerging - 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
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KARACHI -- Three persons were killed in rain-related incidents as another spell of monsoon hit the city on Sunday, causing inundation in several localities, disruption of power supply and submerging of many roads and streets, officials and witnesses said.
Incessant monsoon rains have pounded many areas in mostly mountainous Nepal since Thursday, submerging large swathes of land, innundating homes, and destroying bridges and roads across the country.
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