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immerse

[ih-murs] /ɪˈmɜrs/
verb (used with object), immersed, immersing.
1.
to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
2.
to involve deeply; absorb:
She is totally immersed in her law practice.
3.
to baptize by immersion.
4.
to embed; bury.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin immersus, past participle of immergere; see immerge
Related forms
immersible, adjective
reimmerse, verb (used with object), reimmersed, reimmersing.
Can be confused
immerge, immerse.
Synonyms
1. immerge, duck, douse. See dip1 . 2. engage.
Antonyms
4. disinter.
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Examples for immerse
  • Those who dare get involved and immerse deep into this land, ultimately pay a price.
  • Immediately drain the spinach and immerse it in the cold water.
  • It is devoid of the narrative description that sociologists who immerse themselves in their subjects' lives can offer.
  • immerse yourself in the world of jaguars in this special multimedia presentation.
  • But our higher power gives us sense enough not to immerse or swallow stagnant, contaminated water.
  • immerse sealed package in a container of cool water.
  • immerse the pendulum of a grandfather clock in water, for instance, and it will slow down.
  • The best way to do this is to immerse yourself in the technology.
  • They don their anoraks, immerse themselves in the data and try to work out why this might be so.
  • immerse yourself in the astonishing wonders of the deep through colorful maps, photos, and satellite images.
British Dictionary definitions for immerse

immerse

/ɪˈmɜːs/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
2.
(often passive) often foll by in. to involve deeply; engross to immerse oneself in a problem
3.
to baptize by immersion
Derived Forms
immersible, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin immergere, from im- (in) + mergere to dip
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