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submerge

(sŭb-mĕrj′) [″ + mergere, to immerse]
To place under water.
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By submerging and gently moving the cap that forms on the surface of the tank during fermentation, Gur-Arieh predicted that the resulting wines would have better flavor extraction, softer tannins and lower alcohol content.
Computerworld listed tape backup as one of five submerging technologies, stating that "Although magnetic tape's cost per megabyte will give it a role in keeping archival records for years to come, better technologies and techniques are eroding tape's dominance for day-to-day backup and recovery tasks" (October 20, 2003, "Submerging Technologies: Five that are Sinking Fast" by Gary H.
TV footage showed powerful gusts uprooting huge trees, flash floods submerging cars to their windows and entire hillsides crumbling away in landslides across southern and central Japan.