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submerge

verb uk   /səbˈmɜːdʒ/ us    /-ˈmɝːdʒ/
[I or T] to go below or make something go below the surface of the sea or a river or lake: The submarine submerged when enemy planes were sighted. She was taken to hospital after being submerged in an icy river for 45 minutes.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking [T] literary to cover or hide something completely: She has submerged her identity in the role of photographer's wife and muse.Hiding and disguising
submersion
noun [U] uk   /-ˈmɜː.ʃən/ us    /-ˈmɝː.ʒən/
The fruit was preserved by submersion in alcohol.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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