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immerse

[ih-murs]
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verb (used with object), im·mersed, im·mers·ing.
  1. to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
  2. to involve deeply; absorb: She is totally immersed in her law practice.
  3. to baptize by immersion.
  4. to embed; bury.

Origin of immerse

1595–1605; < Latin immersus, past participle of immergere; see immerge
Related formsim·mers·i·ble, adjectivere·im·merse, verb (used with object), re·im·mersed, re·im·mers·ing.
Can be confusedimmerge immerse

Synonyms

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1. immerge, duck, douse. 2. engage.

Synonym study

1. See dip1.

Antonyms

4. disinter.
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British Dictionary definitions for re-immerse

immerse

verb (tr)
  1. (often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
  2. (often passive often foll by in) to involve deeply; engrossto immerse oneself in a problem
  3. to baptize by immersion
Derived Formsimmersible, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin immergere, from im- (in) + mergere to dip
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Word Origin and History for re-immerse

immerse

v.

early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into" (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.

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