Immerse definition

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To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.

Archimedes determined the volume of objects by immersing them in water.

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To absorb deeply; engross.

Immersed in study.

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To baptize by submerging in water.
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To involve deeply.

The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies.

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(obsolete) Immersed; buried; sunk.
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The definition of immerse is to dip or put something completely into a liquid, or to totally absorb yourself in a particular activity.

When you put a dish into a sink entirely full of sudsy water, this is an example of when you immerse the dish in the water.

When you become very involved in reading a book, this is an example of a situation where you immerse yourself in a book.

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To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely.
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(mathematics)
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To engage wholly or deeply; absorb.

Scholars who immerse themselves in their subjects.

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To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
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To baptize by submerging in water.
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Origin of immerse

  • From Middle English immersed embedded deeply from Latin immersus past participle of immergere to immerse in- in in–2 mergere to dip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin immersus, from immergō, from in + mergō.

    From Wiktionary