- to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
- to involve deeply; absorb: She is totally immersed in her law practice.
- to baptize by immersion.
- to embed; bury.
Origin of immerse
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Examples from the Web for immerse
Drain immediately and immerse the beans in ice water to stop the cooking.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
I felt like I wanted to just immerse myself in all things New York, and the Robert Moses story was like a magnet for me.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
September 16, 2014
The upshot is to immerse oneself in a crash course on institutional racism and police brutality.The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs
August 21, 2014
Lanre Fehintola was a photojournalist determined to immerse himself in the lives of his subjects.Five Journalists Who Did Drugs for Work
June 4, 2014
You have to immerse yourself in the character as if you were in Peer Gynt or Long Day's Journey.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
April 6, 2014
Mix this solution in three gallons of cold water, immerse the wool in it for several days, and then let it be washed and dried.
When cold, add the juice of fifty oranges, and two thirds of the peels cut very thin; and immerse a toast covered with yeast.
It respects the end too much, to immerse itself in the means.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Immerse the negatives in distilled water for ten to twelve hours.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
At the last word he made another effort to immerse the sinner.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
- (often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
- (often passive often foll by in) to involve deeply; engrossto immerse oneself in a problem
- to baptize by immersion
Word Origin and History for immerse
early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into" (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.