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A vessel or vehicle capable of operating or remaining under water.


(səbˈmɜːsəbəl) or


1. able to be submerged
2. capable of operating under water, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) a vessel designed to operate under water for short periods
4. (Nautical Terms) a submarine taking one or more men that is designed and equipped to carry out work in deep water below the levels at which divers can work
subˌmersiˈbility, subˌmergiˈbility n


(səbˈmɜr sə bəl)

1. capable of being submersed.
2. capable of functioning while submersed.
3. a small submarine equipped to carry out underwater research at great depths.
sub•mers`i•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.submersible - an apparatus intended for use under watersubmersible - an apparatus intended for use under water
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
bathyscape, bathyscaph, bathyscaphe - navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
bathysphere - spherical deep diving apparatus (lowered by a cable) for underwater exploration
diving bell - diving apparatus for underwater work; has an open bottom and is supplied with compressed air
minisub, minisubmarine - submersible vessel for one or two persons; for naval operations or underwater exploration
2.submersible - a warship designed to operate under water
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
surface ship - a warship that operates on the surface of the water
Adj.1.submersible - capable of being immersed in water or functioning while submerged; "a submersible pump"; "a submergible electric frying pan"
nonsubmergible, nonsubmersible - not submersible or submergible


[səbˈmɜːsəbl] ADJsumergible


adjversenkbar; submarinetauchfähig
nTauchboot nt
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