Verb – Submerge
1 (+ object) : to make (someone or something) go under the surface of water or some other liquid : to cover (someone or something) with a liquid
After boiling the broccoli, submerge it in ice water to stop the cooking process.
The town was submerged by the flood.
2 (no object) : to go underwater
We watched as the divers prepared to submerge.
3 (+ object) : to make (yourself) fully involved in an activity or interest
After his sister died, he submerged (=immersed) himself in his work.
She’s a marvelous actress who submerges herself totally in her roles.
4 (+ object) : to keep (emotions, opinions, etc.) from being openly shown or expressed
It’s a job where you’ll have to submerge (=suppress) your ego and do what you’re told.
The passion is there in the music, though it’s often submerged.
— submerged adjective
Some seals can stay submerged for an hour.
tales of a submerged city in the Mediterranean Sea