Submentum to Subpna
(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,Shak.
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.]
(Sub*min`is*tra"tion) n. [L. subministratio.] The act of subministering. [Obs.] Sir H.
(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.]