Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; immersion
  • n. See submersion (mathematics)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning.
  • n. The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of wetting something by submerging it
  • n. sinking until covered completely with water

Etymologies

Latin submersio (submergere) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bleaching, warping, and cortical flaking suggested long-term submersion in water.

    206 BONES

  • Normally, you need some pretty hefty (and expensive) equipment for this kind of submersion cooking, but Viestad reasoned that the water from his kitchen tap was hot enough to do the job.

    The Kitchn

  • According to Uniden's manual, the phone is JIS7 compliant in terms of water submersion, meaning it can remain underwater at a depth of 3 feet for up to 30 minutes with no damage or loss of function.

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  • Learning how phrases come together in English will come with continued submersion in the language.

    Immersion is the Key to Learning English « Articles « Literacy News

  • This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Virginia “Confederate History Month” Proclamation

  • This was the third night for David, here, and I now knew that he could only be killed by decapitation followed by submersion in running water until his body turned to ash and floated away.

    Crossed

  • To add to litlove, there are degrees of trauma, loss, resilience, horror, length and depth and submersion.

    Patrick McGrath’s ‘Trauma’ « Tales from the Reading Room

  • “Beats” is one of these milieu-focused stories, and it allows Sir Kenneth to construct a riveting vista in the space of about three pages (from submersion to rescue).

    Review: Philippine Speculative Fiction IV (3 of 4) « BAHAY TALINHAGA

  • What we got instead is a Wall Street crony and war-machine acolyte who seems content to bail water with a thimble while the Titanic continues its inevitable submersion.

    Obama's Fake Progressive Birth Certificate

  • Agency officials said high radiation levels and the partial submersion of some of the reactor's equipment have made it difficult to revive its cooling system so far.

    Nuclear Agency Expects to Restore Cooling Soon

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