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submerge (someone or something) in (something)

1. To place someone or something under the surface of a liquid; to immerse someone or something in some liquid. He submerged the pan in hot, soapy water to help loosen the food and grease that was stuck to it. The doctors submerged the patient in a solution meant to stimulate skin cell growth.
2. To cover someone or something with a liquid, either fully or partially. Used especially in passive constructions. Half the town was left submerged in mud after the hurricane. The entire cave is submerged in water, so we'll need scuba equipment to access it.
3. To obscure, obfuscate, or drowned out something with or through something else. The candidate is very good at submerging criticism in virulent attacks on her opponents. There are worries that recovery efforts will end up being submerged in the violent outbursts between the two countries.
4. To overwhelm, overpower, or overburden someone with something. I just feel like I'm being submerged in responsibilities that I've had no training for or experience with. He's going to put himself in an early grave with the way he submerges himself in his work.
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submerge (someone or something) under (something)

1. To plunge someone or something under the surface of a liquid, especially some body of water. I submerged myself under the surface of the lake to avoid detection by the guards. The heavy winds ended up capsizing the boat and submerging it under the waves.
2. To cover someone or something with a liquid, either fully or partially. Used especially in passive constructions. Half the town was left submerged under mud and debris after the hurricane. The entire cave is submerged under water, so we'll need scuba equipment to access it.
3. To obscure, obfuscate, or drowned out something with or through something else. The candidate is very good at submerging criticism under virulent attacks on her opponents. There are worries that recovery efforts will end up being submerged under the violent outbursts between the two countries.
4. To overwhelm, overpower, or overburden someone with something. Used especially in passive constructions. I just feel like I'm being submerged under all these different responsibilities. You can't start submerging the system under all these layers of complexity and expect it to work as it was originally intended.
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submerge someone or something in something

to immerse someone or something in a liquid. The preacher submerged Jeff in the water of the river as part of the baptism ceremony. Submerge the fish in the marinade for at least two hours.
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submerge someone or something under something

to put someone or something below the surface of a liquid. The maid submerged her mistress under the surface of the water for a moment and brought her up and dried her off. They submerged themselves under the surface of the water and had a look around.
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In addition to the use of tolerant rice variety to submergence stress, proper fertilizing technique also can minimize the decrease of rice yield due to the submergence condition.
The analysis was done between Cd as the output variable and the submergence ratio (H/D) as the input variable, and the equation (2) was defined and extracted.
A consistent increase in the concentration of arsenic due to submergence might result from varying intensity of reduction of arsenate to arsenite.
The distance from the surface of the liquid to the centreline of the impeller (submergence, S) was varied from the impeller blade height to half of the total liquid depth (0.01 m < S < 0.12 m).
In ocean research, the authors of a recent report by the National Research Council, "Future Needs in Deep Submergence Science," recommend construction of a new HOV that could operate down to 6,500 m (the Alvin's rated working depth is 4,500 m) if "studies demonstrate that this capability can be delivered for a relatively small increase in cost and risk [than a 4,500-m depth HOV]." France, Russia, and Japan already have HOVs that operate to 6,000-m depths.
In contrast, forced submergence of Kemp's ridley and loggerhead sea turtles produces significant blood respiratory and metabolic derangements.
Though he thinks prehistoric earthquakes probably did cause the submergence features found along the coast, Crosson says he wonders if they were moderate offshore quakes instead of huge subduction shocks.
Due to the submergence of the Rajghat Bridge, commuters are facing problems and are taking risking while crossing the bridge to reach their respective workplace.
Backwater caused by the dam badly led to the submergence of the three union councils and left more than 50,000 people homeless within 24 hours.
The varieties suited for flood-prone areas include the NSIC Rc194, also called 'Submarino 1,' which can survive, grow, and develop even after 10 to 14 days of complete submergence, says Norvie Manigbas, head of the plant breeding and biotechnology division at PhilRice.
In crest control mode, the Spillway flow in crest, transition and outlet pipe is completely free and submergence does not happen.
The vessel, leased from Marine Atlantik Co., had encountered a fire in the operation (engine) room yesterday, causing the ship to lose its balance and ultimately resulting in its submergence. The vessel was travelling from Turkey to the Sultanate, carrying steel frames for the new Muscat International Airport project, as stated by the company in charge of the construction of the passenger terminal.
They brought along LEGO models of the ship that they made, which included miniature replicas of the deep submergence vehicle Alvin.