immerse

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verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

Definition of immerse

immersed

immersing

  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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of immerse

Middle English, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, from in- + mergere to merge


First Known Use: 15th century


IMMERSE Defined for English Language Learners

immerse

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verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

Definition of immerse for English Language Learners

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

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


IMMERSE Defined for Kids

immerse

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verb im·merse \i-ˈmərs\

Definition of immerse for Students

immersed

immersing

  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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