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tr.v. sub·mersed, sub·mers·ing, sub·mers·es
To submerge.

[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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.submersion - sinking until covered completely with watersubmersion - 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
2.submersion - the act of wetting something by submerging itsubmersion - the act of wetting something by submerging it
wetting - the act of making something wet
غَمْر بالماء، تَغْطيس
bat madal masu altında kalma


[səbˈmɜːʃən] Nsumersión f


nUntertauchen nt; (of submarine)Tauchen nt; (by flood) → Überschwemmung f; submersion in liquidEintauchen ntin Flüssigkeit; prolonged submersion in waterlanges Liegen im Wasser


[səbˈmɜːʃn] n (see vt) → sommersione f, immersione f


(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 ?
So, for this reason, he drank but seldom since he always regretted the things he did under the promptings of that other self which only could assert its ego when reason was threatened with submersion.
Unhappily for the propensity of the steward, breath was as necessary after one of these draughts as after his submersion, and the time at length arrived when he was compelled to let go the bottle.
By a happy mingling of reasoning and intuition peculiar to her sex she found gold at her first descent, and emerged after three hours' submersion with about two hundredweight of ore containing gold in the unparalleled quantity of seventeen ounces to the ton.
Contract award notice: Protection against marine submersion of the village in rivedoux-plage (france-la rochelle: Coastal-defense works)
A unidirectional rotating bezel allows the diver to set a desired time of submersion, while its ability to rotate in only one direction guarantees that the dive may only be shortened and never lengthened, ensuring the safety of the wearer.
Drowning is defined as the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from either submersion or immersion in liquid.
The packaging both primary and transport was designed to withstand distribution by aerial drop (40 feet), sea surface, land, and water submersion.
have secure watertight enclosures for all their ballistic components, exceeding National Institute of Justice wet-conditioning standards that require ballistic vests to be waterproof--even after submersion for 30 minutes (NIJ0101.
As the terms can be misleading, such instances are instead more appropriately called submersion injuries.
The Salisbury hearing was told that the cause of death was submersion in water in the pond.
The floatable design enables safe submersion in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
This is a major difference from the incumbent fluid submersion technology that utilizes mineral oil derived from petroleum.