- 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 immersing
But he's immersing himself, creating the density of felt detail from which fine performances emerge.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
I was wondering if immersing yourself in this period shed any light on the current historical moment.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
Ronald K. Fried
October 9, 2014
[Laughs] So this idea of immersing yourself in a band was a refuge of sorts.Robyn and Royksopp’s Summertime Soundtrack ‘Do It Again’
May 27, 2014
"It's really part of my philosophy of immersing the reader," said Martin.Game of Thrones: 10 Secrets About HBO's Adaptation
April 4, 2011
Immersing myself in the brutal history of the forced-labor sugar-factory called Jamaica was not pleasant.Giving Voice to Slaves
June 8, 2010
Generally applied to immersing cloth, etc., in the blue vat.Vegetable Dyes</p>
Ethel M. Mairet
Mothers were present, immersing not only themselves but also their children.A Tour of the Missions</p>
Augustus Hopkins Strong
A method of pickling fish by immersing them in vinegar after being boiled.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
All the children of a member are baptized by immersing three times.Modern Persia
Mooshie G. Daniel
Copies are made from the mould by immersing it in a tank of melted wax.How it Works
- (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 immersing
early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into" (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.