submerge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v submerge fill or cover completely, usually with water
    • v submerge cover completely or make imperceptible "I was drowned in work","The noise drowned out her speech"
    • v submerge put under water "submerge your head completely"
    • v submerge sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants can live completely submerged underwater for up to 2 days.
    • Submerge To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown. "I would thou didst,
      So half my Egypt were submerged ."
    • v. i Submerge To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included. "Some say swallows submerge in ponds."
    • Submerge To put under water; to plunge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dall's porpoise never sleeps, elephants sleep two hours a day, horses nap standing up, and Sitatunga antelopes can sleep submerged
    • submerge To put under water; plunge.
    • submerge To cover or overflow with water; inundate; drown.
    • submerge To sink under water; be buried or covered, as by a fluid; sink out of sight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The state of Utah used to be submerged under water and to this day brine shrimp can still be found in rain-filled hollows under rocks and boulders.
    • v.t Submerge sub-mėrj′ to plunge under water: to overflow with water: to drown
    • v.i Submerge to sink under water
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. submergere, submersum,; sub, under + mergere, to plunge: cf. F. submerger,. See Merge

Usage

In literature:

The old mill, its wooden supports submerged too, trembled and throbbed with the throbbing water.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
One fire started from the explosion of an oil tank containing hundreds of gallons which bumped into a submerged building.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Being in the very bow the waves, it appeared to me, sometimes completely submerged me and almost took my breath away with the sudden impact.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
The white search-ray from the house was submerged, bent outward with Tarrano's beam.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Just when the worst seemed to be over the Pioneer ran broadside on a submerged rock, tipped instantly, and out went Ned head over heels.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
For several hours I lay submerged with a blank periscope.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Our submergence in a sea of conventionality of almost impenetrable density.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
A great number of submerged rocks close to the surface formed a ridge 200 m. in length all along the centre of the stream.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Aircraft are of the greatest help in discovering submerged submarines.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
She submerged to the discouragement of one earnest gun-pointer.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
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In poetry:

As over rushes, after storm
The swell of water surges,
Into the deepness of his soul
Her memory submerges.
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
A rock but half submerged, the sea
Ran up and washed it while they fed;
Their fond and foolish ecstasy
A wondering in my fancy bred.
"Sea-Mews In Winter Time" by Jean Ingelow
Silent and slow, by tower and town
The freighted barges come and go,
Their pendent shadows gliding down
By town and tower submerged below.
"Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Submerged in sleep, the passive soul
Is one with all the things that seem;
Night blurs in one confusèd whole
Alike the dreamer and the dream.
"From “Taliesin: a Masque”:Voices Of Unseen Spirits" by Richard Hovey
But before one-half of them had got ashore,
The women and children were in a state of uproar,
Because the forepart of the Steamer was submerged in the Tay,
Which filled the passengers' hearts with dismay.
"An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall
Once, on Nile's bank an artist raised
A temple at the King's command,
And on it name august emblazed.
But when a flood submerged the land,
His name was washed away, and lo!
The artist's own stood out below.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Pour the brine over the chops and place a plate on top to keep the chops submerged.
New Jersey roller coaster submerged by Sandy may stay put.
Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy to Go.
Despite earlier remarks by mayor, New Jersey coaster submerged by Sandy will not remain as attraction.
New Jersey coaster submerged by superstorm Sandy may stay as tourist attraction.
Roller coaster submerged by Sandy may stay put.
Seaside Heights roller coaster submerged by Sandy may stay put.
Tired of submerging your conscience every holiday season.
FILE-In this Monday, Oct 29, 2012, file photo, a vehicle is submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, in New York.
Service Instructions for Heavy Vehicle Components That Are Submerged in Contaminated Floodwater.
Vehicles are submerged in water in New York's financial district following Hurricane Sandy.
Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, Monday, Oct 29, 2012, in New York.
Submerged Section Lures Tourists to Dive Into History.
Submerged Jet Star roller coaster in Seaside Heights (Matthew White, Townsquare Media NJ).
Sea Rises 5 Feet, 70% of Venice Submerged .
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In science:

Yet another possibility is that the loops represent submerged horizontal magnetic fields carried to the surface by the upwa rd motions of granules or by magnetic buoyancy, as modeled by (Steiner et al. 2008).
Emergence of small-scale magnetic loops through the quiet solar atmosphere
Even in that case, the origin of such submerged fields would be unknown.
Emergence of small-scale magnetic loops through the quiet solar atmosphere
The strength of the fallback accretion and the conductive properties of the crust decide whether the NS appears as a radiopulsar already at its birth or, in case of weak fallback and shallow submergence, after say some 100 years (Muslimov & Page 1995).
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
In that case the submergence of the field can be attenuated drastically.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
This problem has been considered by Muslimov & Page (1995) in the case of very shallow submergence, i.e. the total amount of accreted matter Macc ∼ 10−5M⊙ .
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
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