What does submerge mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term submerge:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, submerse(verb)

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

  2. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

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

  3. submerge, submerse(verb)

    put under water

    "submerge your head completely"

  4. inundate, deluge, submerge(verb)

    fill or cover completely, usually with water


  1. submerge(Verb)

    To sink out of sight.

    The submarine submerged in the water.

  2. submerge(Verb)

    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. submerge(Verb)

    To be engulfed in or with something.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submerge(verb)

    to put under water; to plunge

  2. Submerge(verb)

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

  3. Submerge(verb)

    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. Origin: [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.]


  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

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