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; < 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.
British Dictionary definitions for more immersible
immerse (ɪˈmɜːs)
 
vb (often foll by in)
1.  (often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
2.  to involve deeply; engross: to immerse oneself in a problem
3.  to baptize by immersion
 
[C17: from Latin immergere, from im- (in) + mergere to dip]
 
im'mersible
 
adj

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