- plunged or sunk in or as if in a liquid.
- Biology. somewhat or wholly sunk in the surrounding parts, as an organ.
- Botany. growing under water.
Origin of immersed
- 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 immersed
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.What Is Privilege?
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December 11, 2014
Then Gilkes immersed himself in the Old Masters at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
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Leto immersed himself in the role completely, slimming down to 116 pounds and refusing to break character on set.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Vand became so immersed in the role that it was hard to let go of the Girl once the time came.The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story
November 21, 2014
When Waters herself is writing historical fiction, how immersed is she in the period?Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
Again I beheld Mr Clayton immersed in the doings of the place.
All the water in the boat had drained to that side and my shoulders and neck were immersed.The Long Labrador Trail
While the man was immersed in his work, he appeared not to be submerged.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
She was immersed in her own particular world that afternoon.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
He who is immersed in what concerns person or place cannot see the problem of existence.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- sunk or submerged
- (of plants) growing completely submerged in water
- (of a plant or animal organ) embedded in another organ or part
- involved deeply; engrossed
- (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 immersed
early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into" (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.