Submentum to Subpœna

(Sub*men"tum) n.; pl. Submenta [NL. See Sub-, and Mentum.] (Zoöl.) The basal part of the labium of insects. It bears the mentum.

(Sub*merge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Submerged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Submerging ] [L. submergere, submersum; sub under + mergere to plunge: cf. F. submerger. See Merge.]

1. To put under water; to plunge.

2. To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.

I would thou didst,
So half my Egypt were submerged.

(Sub*merge") v. i. To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.

Some say swallows submerge in ponds.
Gent. Mag.

(Sub*mer"gence) n. [From L. submergens, p. pr.] The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; submersion.

(Sub*merse") a. (Bot.) Submersed.

(Sub*mersed") a. [L. submersus, p. p. of submergere. See Submerge.] Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.

(Sub*mer"sion) n. [L. submersio: cf. F. submersion.]

1. The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning.

2. The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.

(Sub`me*tal"lic) a. Imperfectly metallic; as, a submetallic luster.

(Sub*min"is*ter) v. t. [L. subministrare, subministratum. See Sub-, and Ministre, v. t.] To supply; to afford. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.

(Sub*min"is*ter), v. i. To be subservient; to be useful. [Obs.] "Our passions . . . subminister to the best and worst purposes." L'EStrange.

(Sub*min"is*trant) a. [L. subministrans, p. pr.] Subordinate; subservient. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Sub*min"is*trate) v. t. [See Subminister.] To supply; to afford; to subminister. [Obs.] Harvey.

(Sub*min`is*tra"tion) n. [L. subministratio.] The act of subministering. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.

(Sub*miss") a. [L. submissus, p. p. of submittere to let down, to lower. See Submit.]

1. Submissive; humble; obsequious. [Archaic] "Soft Silence and submiss Obedience." Spenser. "Stooping and submiss." R. L. Stevenson.

2. Gentle; soft; calm; as, submiss voices. [R.]

(Sub*mis"sion) n. [L. submissio a letting down, lowering: cf. F. soumission.]

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