Definitions

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  • adj. Partially submerged.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ submerged

Examples

  • The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, especially Vietnam and the Philippines, are pushing for multilateral negotiations to resolve sovereignty disputes, particularly disputes over the semisubmerged atolls and reefs known as the Paracels and Spratly Islands.

    Hanoi Tries to Ease Rift With Beijing

  • A doctor who was treating the injured said one worker said the force of the rushing water flushed him deep into the mine, where he had to tie himself to the side of the tunnel and remain, semisubmerged, for three days and nights.

    Mine Workers Rescued a Week After Flooding

  • Later in the same story, that rascal Arthur travels on camelback across a crocodile-infested river by means of ... semisubmerged hippopotamuses!

    The Story of Babar and Kin

  • Interestingly, he saw that the Well had a twin on theother side of the ziggurat—complete with an identical semisubmerged path.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • He began searching his immediate surroundings, looking desperately for a better hiding place beneath a semisubmerged log or clump of weeds.

    Drowning World

  • The Deyzara was trying to look in every direction at once as he swam back to the semisubmerged branch where his two companions waited.

    Drowning World

  • Powerful arms grasped his own as he scrambled desperately to gain a footing on the semisubmerged branch.

    Drowning World

  • We know that in each of these submerged and semisubmerged elements of the population there are rich factors of racial culture.

    Woman and the New Race

  • Drivers rubbernecked to take pictures of us, surprised to see a boat so close, as we dodged semisubmerged billboards, telephone poles and what was not long ago a weigh station for trucks.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The pumps are semisubmerged (vertical) centrifugal pumps, with motor above ground and pumps under water in sump.

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