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submerse

Syllabification: sub·merse
Pronunciation: /səbˈmərs
 
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Definition of submerse in English:

verb

[with object]
Submerge: pellets were then submersed in agar
More example sentences
  • If it's a choice between Sullivan getting his way and submersing my kids in this sort of culture, and Sullivan leaving, then I will bid Sullivan goodbye.
  • Our job is to improvise the fifth act by submersing ourselves in the first four acts.
  • In his second term, of course, Houdini submersed himself in a padlocked iron cage a mile deep in boiling water and left his fate to a gaggle of witches, a silly young intern, and Inspector Javerts.

adjective

(submersed) Botany Back to top  
Denoting or characteristic of a plant growing entirely underwater. Contrasted with emersed.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, when flooding results in complete submergence, and in normally submersed aquatic plants, availability to the shoots of carbon dioxide, light and oxygen typically diminish.
  • Similarly, effects of submersed aquatic plants on egg distribution and movement have clear counterparts in the dynamics of seeds, where plants can trap seeds as well as influence their germination success.
  • The submersed aquatic plant mermaid weed was collected once in 1997.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin submers- 'plunged below', from the verb submergere (see submerge).

Derivatives

submersion

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Pronunciation: /-ˈmərZHən, -SHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • That's why there's such a complex negotiation between art and autonomy - people do become more themselves, more distilled, through great art, but the first encounter with it is always an ambush or a submersion.
  • Wood thoroughly impregnated, even if necessary by repeated applications or submersions of the wood in the solution, after drying evidently has all the characteristics of petrified wood, including its appearance.
  • It not only involves the submersion of individual identity but also the discipline of team work, with each musician being part of an ensemble.

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