from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place under water.
- transitive v. To cover with water; inundate.
- transitive v. To hide from view; obscure.
- intransitive v. To go under or as if under water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sink out of sight.
- v. To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.
- v. To be engulfed in or with something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put under water; to plunge.
- transitive v. To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.
- intransitive v. To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put under water; plunge.
- To cover or overflow with water; inundate; drown.
- To sink under water; be buried or covered, as by a fluid; sink out of sight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
- v. put under water
- v. cover completely or make imperceptible
- v. fill or cover completely, usually with water
Latin submergere : sub-, sub- + mergere, to plunge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin submergere, from sub- ("under") + mergere ("to plunge"). (Wiktionary)