verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

: to put (something) in a liquid so that all parts are completely covered

: to make (yourself) fully involved in some activity or interest


Full Definition of IMMERSE

transitive verb
:  to plunge into something that surrounds or covers; especially :  to plunge or dip into a fluid
:  engross, absorb <completely immersed in his work>
:  to baptize by immersion

Examples of IMMERSE

  1. Immerse the fabric completely in the dye.
  2. She had immersed herself in writing short stories.
  3. He immersed himself in the culture of the island.

Origin of IMMERSE

Middle English, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, from in- + mergere to merge
First Known Use: 15th century


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