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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
References in classic literature ?
"Let 'em have it!" commanded the tug-captain, and instantly revolvers and rifles poured bullets upon the deck of the submersible. Two of the gun-crew went down; the other trained their piece at the water-line of the oncoming tug.
With a loud-yelled command, he leaped to the slippery deck of the submersible, and at his heels came his hardy crew.
They, too, feed the northern health stations in icebound ports where submersibles dare not rise.
It does not pay to "fly" minerals and oil a mile farther than is necessary; but the risks of transhipping to submersibles in the ice pack off Nain or Hebron are so great that these heavy freighters fly down to Halifax direct, and scent the air as they go.
Submersible pumps have been the most efficacious alternative machines that are designed to work while being totally submerged.
Summary: Electric submersible cables are used to provide power from surface power sources to the downhole electrical submersible pumps.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 21, 2019-: Global Submersible Motors Market Valued at $4.17Bn in 2018, is Set to Grow at a CAGR of 3.8% During 2019-2027
Release date- 13082019 - Submersible pumps have been the most efficacious alternative machines that are designed to work while being totally submerged.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], July 03 (ANI): At least 14 Russian Navy officials were killed after the submersible they were in caught fire, said Defence Ministry on Tuesday.
Having initially installed a KZN submersible pump in one of their sumps for a basic dewatering application, the proppant manufacturer contacted BPH again in 2015 to discuss sourcing another KZN pump for a new sump.