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immerse

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

im·mersedim·mers·ing

Full Definition of IMMERSE

transitive verb
1
:  to plunge into something that surrounds or covers; especially :  to plunge or dip into a fluid
2
:  engross, absorb <completely immersed in his work>
3
:  to baptize by immersion
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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
IMMERSED Defined for Kids

immerse

verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\
im·mersedim·mers·ing

Definition of IMMERSE for Kids

1
:  to plunge into something (as a fluid) that surrounds or covers
2
:  to become completely involved with <She was immersed in a good book.>

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