Definition of submerse in English:

submerse

Line breaks: sub|merse
Pronunciation: /səbˈməːs
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Submerge: pellets were then submersed in agar
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    • 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

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  • Denoting or characteristic of a plant growing entirely under water: the submerse form is slender Contrasted with emerse.
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    • 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).

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