An example of to submerge is to put a toy boat completely under the bath water.
transitive verb-·merged′, -·merg′ing
- to place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
- to cover over; suppress; hide
- to cause to sink below a decent level of life: the submerged people of the slums
Origin of submergeClassical Latin submergere from sub-, under + mergere, to plunge: see merge
verbsub·merged, sub·merg·ing, sub·merg·es
- To place under the surface of a liquid, especially water: submerged the pieces of chicken in the broth.
- To cover with water or another liquid; inundate: The flood submerged the road.
- 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 )
- To go under the surface of a body of water: The submarine submerged quickly to avoid detection.
- To disappear as if by going under water.
Origin of submergeLatin submergere sub- sub- mergere to plunge
(third-person singular simple present submerges, present participle submerging, simple past and past participle submerged)
- (intransitive) To sink out of sight.
- The submarine submerged in the water.
- To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.
- In films many people are murdered by being submerged in a swimming pool.
- To be engulfed in or with something.
- Because of the death of his father, he is submerged in sorrow.
From Latin submergere, from sub- ("under") + mergere ("to plunge").