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sub·merge

submerge

 
 
pronunciation:
sb muhrj
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part of speech: verb
inflections: submerges, submerging, submerged
definition 1: to put underwater or in some other liquid.
The crew submerged the submarine.
synonyms:
immerse
similar words:
dip, dive, duck, dunk, plunge, sink, soak
definition 2: to cover completely or cause to overflow with water; flood.
The tide submerged the beach.
synonyms:
flood, immerse
similar words:
deluge, engulf
definition 3: to sink or go under water.
The children submerged in the pool to see who could hold their breath the longest.
synonyms:
sink
antonyms:
surface
similar words:
dip, dive, duck, plunge, swamp
derivation: submergence (n.)
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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-
 
merge, mers Latin root that means sink, dip, dive