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submarinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsʌb.məˈriːn/ /ˈsʌb.mə.riːn/ (informal sub)
a ​ship that can ​travelunderwater: a ​nuclear submarine a submarine ​base/​commander

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submarineadjective

uk   us   /ˌsʌb.məˈriːn/ /ˈsʌb.mə.riːn/ specialized
existing below the ​surface of the ​sea
(Definition of submarine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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submarinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·məˌrin, ˌsʌb·məˈrin/ (short form sub)
a ​ship that can ​travel under ​water: a ​nuclear submarine
(Definition of submarine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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