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submersion

Line breaks: sub|mer¦sion
Pronunciation: /səbˈməːʃn
 
, səbˈməːʒn/

Definition of submersion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action or state of submerging or being submerged: five small islands threatened by submersion
More example sentences
  • The analogy between cerebral protection with deep hypothermia, and cold water submersion, now becomes obvious.
  • There have been extraordinary examples of survival after long periods of submersion in ice cold water.
  • If such a seizure occurs while a person is swimming, the average body density may become higher than the density of the water, causing rapid submersion.

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