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submergeverb

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 ​enemyplanes were ​sighted. She was taken to ​hospital after being submerged in an ​icyriver for 45 ​minutes. [T] literary to ​cover or ​hide something ​completely: She has submerged her ​identity in the ​role of photographer's ​wife and ​muse.
submersion
noun [U] uk   /-ˈmɜː.ʃən/  us   /-ˈmɝː.ʒən/
The ​fruit was ​preserved by submersion inalcohol.
(Definition of submerge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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submergeverb [I/T]

 us   /səbˈmɜrdʒ/
to go below the ​surface of an ​area of ​water: [T] Take a ​normalbreath and ​completely submerge yourself. [I] Seals ​exhale so they can submerge more ​easily.
(Definition of submerge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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