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tr.v. sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing, sub·mers·es
[Probably back-formation from submersion, act of submerging, from Late Latin submersiō, submersiōn-, from Latin submersus, past participle of submergere, to submerge; see submerge.]
sub·mer′sion (-mûr′zhən, -shən) n.
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v.t. -mersed, -mers•ing.
[1830–40; < Latin submersus, past participle of submergere to submerge]
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Past participle: submersed
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|Verb||1.||submerse - sink below the surface; go under or as if under water|
dive - plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
|2.||submerse - put under water; "submerge your head completely"|
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