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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBMERGING

If you plunge a book into water you are submerging the book: that is your side.

He felt himself arise to the surface, submerging Martin Pinzon.

Now the floods rolled between the piles, submerging at least ten feet of them.

How do you know the submerging tanks are intact and water tight?

Everything was multiplied, complex, submerging his individuality.

This noise in the valves is a sign that the submerging mechanism is at work.

In the meantime we have finished our submerging test satisfactorily.

I give the command, "Clear everything for a submerging test!"

At night we travelled with darkened lights, submerging when necessary.

The watch was doubled, everyone standing at their submerging stations.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin submergere "to plunge under, sink, overwhelm," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mergere "to plunge, immerse" (see merge). Intransitive use is from 1650s, made common 20c. in connection with submarines. Related: Submerged; submerging.

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