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sub·ma·rine

submarine

 
pronunciation:
suhb m rin [or] suhb m rin
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sea vessel that can travel under water.
 
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The word submarine contains the following parts:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate. It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup. It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-
 
mar, mari Latin root that means sea
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