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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, submerseverb

    sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

  2. submerge, drown, overwhelmverb

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  3. submerge, submerseverb

    put under water

    "submerge your head completely"

  4. inundate, deluge, submergeverb

    fill or cover completely, usually with water


  1. submergeverb

    To sink out of sight.

    The submarine submerged in the water.

  2. submergeverb

    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.

  3. submergeverb

    To be engulfed in or with something.

    Because of the death of his father, he is submerged in sorrow.

  4. Etymology: From Latin submergere, from sub- ("under") + mergere ("to plunge").

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SUBMERGEverb

    To drown; to put under water.

    Etymology: submerger, Fr. submergo, Lat.

    So half my Egypt were submerg’d and made
    A cistern for scal’d snakes. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.


  1. submerge

    Submerge means to cause something or someone to go under the surface of a liquid, especially water, or to go beneath or under something. It can also refer to the state of being completely covered or hidden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submergeverb

    to put under water; to plunge

  2. Submergeverb

    to cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown

  3. Submergeverb

    to plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included

  4. Etymology: [L. submergere, submersum; sub under + mergere to plunge: cf. F. submerger. See Merge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Submerge

    sub-mėrj′, Submerse, sub-mėrs′, v.t. to plunge under water: to overflow with water: to drown.—v.i. to sink under water.—ns. Submerg′ence, Submer′sion.—adjs. Submerged′, Submersed′, being or growing under water. [L. submergĕre, -mersumsub, under, mergĕre, to plunge.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of submerge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of submerge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of submerge in a Sentence

  1. Fernando Aguerre:

    We are the guinea pigs of society when it comes to the what's going on in the oceans, we surfers, we live on the ocean, we literally submerge ourselves, we have ocean water into our ears, eyes and skin. In reality we are the perfect ambassadors of the ocean.

  2. Émile Durkheim:

    It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.

  3. Mitch Hedberg:

    Fish are always eating other fish. If fish could scream, the ocean would be loud as shit. You would not want to submerge your head, nothing but fish going "Ahhh, fuck! I thought I looked like that rock!

  4. Anders Levermann:

    The sea level rise from Western Antarctica will eventually submerge Hamburg, Shanghai, New York and Hong Kong, you can't negotiate with physics: that's the dilemma here.

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