intr.v. e·merged, e·merg·ing, e·merg·es
1. To move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter: seals emerging from the water; animals emerging from the forest.
a. To come into view: The house emerged in the fog. See Synonyms at appear.
b. To become conscious: emerge from sleep.
c. To become known or prominent after being in obscurity: evidence that emerged from the investigation; new leaders that emerged from the party ranks.
3. To come into existence: a period when many new life forms emerged.
[Latin ēmergere : ē-, ex-, ex- + mergere, to immerse.]
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