immerse

verb im·merse \ i-ˈmərs \

Definition of immerse

immersed; immersing
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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of immerse

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


IMMERSE Defined for English Language Learners

immerse

verb

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

verb im·merse \ i-ˈmərs \

Definition of immerse for Students

immersed; immersing
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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