[ verb ] sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
By submerging the patient in a tub and rotating the transducer while the scanning goes_on , they have been able to get cross-section views of the neck , as shown in Fig. 7 , as_well_as many other hitherto impossible insights .(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
For_example , the importance of the Regulus_2 , , a very promising aerodynamic ship to surface missile designed to be launched by surfaced submarines , was greatly diminished by the successful acceleration of the much more advanced Polaris ballistic_missile launched by submerged submarines .
[ verb ] cover completely or make imperceptible
"I was drowned in work" "The noise drowned out her speech"
Used in print(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
One hebephrenic woman often became submerged in what felt to me like a somehow phony experience of pseudo emotion , during which , despite her wracking sobs and streaming cheeks , I felt only a cold annoyance with her .