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SUBMERSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does submersion mean? 

SUBMERSION (noun)
  The noun SUBMERSION has 2 senses:

1. sinking until covered completely with water
2. the act of wetting something by submerging it

  Familiarity information: SUBMERSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBMERSION (noun)


Sense 1submersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sinking until covered completely with water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

immersion; submergence; submerging; submersion

Hypernyms ("submersion" is a kind of...):

sinking (a descent as through liquid (especially through water))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "submersion"):

dip (a brief immersion)


Sense 2submersion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of wetting something by submerging it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dousing; ducking; submersion; immersion

Hypernyms ("submersion" is a kind of...):

wetting (the act of making something wet)


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