immerse

verb
im·​merse | \ i-ˈmərs How to pronounce immerse (audio) \
immersed; immersing

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 in a Sentence

Immerse the fabric completely in the dye. She had immersed herself in writing short stories. He immersed himself in the culture of the island.
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The apple cider vinegar tempts the flies with its stale sweetness, and the dish soap actually works to decrease the surface tension of the liquid, so the flies are immediately immersed upon investigating and can’t escape. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies for Good," 9 May 2019 In addition to the film, there was an exhibition on view, which showcased a variety of objects, sounds, stills, and live performances that kept the crowd of aesthetes fully immersed from all angles. Danielle Naer, Vogue, "Camilla Stærk & Helena Christensen Host a Screening for Their Hazy, Dream-Like Short Films," 26 Apr. 2019 Westbank’s work has always been based upon the simple premise that people should not have to compromise their living space in order to live immersed in the vibrancy of a city center. First Light, The Seattle Times, "Embracing city life at new art-filled condo tower," 29 Mar. 2019 And with England now well immersed into the business end of this summer’s World Cup, altering a winning outfit could come back to haunt Southgate. SI.com, "90min World Cup Fan Diaries: How a Subtle Change Could Turn England From Dreamers to Conquerors," 4 July 2018 People seem to want to immerse themselves in something different. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Michelle Gomez Screamed When She Read the Final Episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 5 Apr. 2019 The key to Schitt’s Creek is to fully immerse yourself in its world and simply enjoy its fairy tale-esque approach, as the show embraces its titular weirdo town much like NBC’s underrated Trial & Error embraced its similarly weird setting. Pilot Viruet, The Verge, "The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 Last season established Randall's desire to attend Howard University in order to immerse himself in the culture he was never exposed as the only black child in a white family. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 2 Episode 2 Deals Randall a Truly Devastating Blow," 3 Oct. 2018 And cinema that dares us to sit with the story, to immerse ourselves in its beauty rather than be propelled along by its plot, is still rare from an American filmmaker. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of immerse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for immerse

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

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immerse

verb

English Language Learners 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

immerse

verb
im·​merse | \ i-ˈmərs How to pronounce immerse (audio) \
immersed; immersing

Kids Definition of immerse

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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