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verb submerge pronunciation in British English /səbˈmɜː(r)dʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubmerge
he/she/itsubmerges
present participlesubmerging
past tensesubmerged
past participlesubmerged
  1. 1
    [transitive] to put something completely under water

    Floods have submerged parts of the island, killing 29 people.

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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to go completely under water
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  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] if something is submerged, it becomes hidden so that people do not notice it or think about it

    She felt her individuality was being submerged by family life.

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submergence

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