Definition of submergent in English:

submergent

adjective

  • 1Submerged or flooded; especially designating a stretch of coastal land submerged as a result of a relative rise in sea level; of or relating to such land.

  • 2Ecology. Of a plant: growing entirely under water; = "submerged".

noun

  • Ecology. A submergent water plant.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Moor (1771–1848), writer on Hindu mythology. From submerge + -ent, after emergent. With use as noun compare earlier emergent [noun].

Pronunciation

submergent

/ˌsʌbˈməːdʒ(ə)nt/