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Definition of "submerged" []

  • Botany Growing or remaining under water: submerged leaves. (adjective)
  • Living in poverty or misery. (adjective)
  • Having been hidden. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "submerged" in a sentence
  • "Also, sea planes, when they take off or land, are quite vulnerable to what we call submerged debris, little things in the ocean that might catch on one of the wing floats as you might see on the picture there."
  • "The final group of policies, what I call the "submerged state," is largely invisible because its benefits are channeled through the tax code and subsidies to private organizations."
  • "Town-gown tensions between students and academics on the one hand and blue-collar residents on the other, tend to remain submerged beneath the surface of everyday life until a minor incident at a neighborhood bar located near a campus flares up."