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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: submergere, from mergere; MERGE

submerge

verb
     
sub‧merge
1
a) [transitive] to cover something completely with water or another liquid:
The tunnel entrance was submerged by rising sea water.
b) [intransitive] to go under the surface of the water and be completely covered by it:
The submarine submerged.
2 [transitive] to hide feelings, ideas, or opinions and make yourself stop thinking about them [= suppress]:
Feelings she thought she'd submerged were surfacing again.
3

submerge yourself in something

to make yourself very busy doing something, especially in order to forget about something else:
Alice submerged herself in work to try and forget about Tom.
submerged adjective:
submerged rocks
submergence noun [uncountable]

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