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immerse

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verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

Simple Definition of immerse

  • : 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

im·mersedim·mers·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to plunge into something that surrounds or covers; especially :  to plunge or dip into a fluid

  3. 2 :  engross, absorb <completely immersed in his work>

  4. 3 :  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


IMMERSE Defined for Kids

immerse

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verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

Definition of immerse

im·mersedim·mers·ing

  1. 1 :  to plunge into something (as a fluid) that surrounds or covers

  2. 2 :  to become completely involved with <She was immersed in a good book.>





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