- under the surface of water or any other enveloping medium; inundated.
- hidden, covered, or unknown: There are many submerged facts which could have a bearing on the case.
- poverty-stricken; destitute; impoverished: a program to aid the submerged socioeconomic groups.
- (of plants or plant parts) growing beneath the surface of the water
- hidden; obscured
- overwhelmed or overburdened