[ ih-murj ]
/ ɪˈmɜrdʒ /

verb (used without object), im·merged, im·merg·ing.

to plunge, as into a fluid.
to disappear by entering into any medium, as the moon into the shadow of the sun.

verb (used with object), im·merged, im·merg·ing.

Archaic. to immerse.

Origin of immerge

First recorded in 1605–15, immerge is from the Latin word immergere to dip, plunge, sink into. See im-1, merge

Related forms

im·mer·gence, nounun·im·merged, adjective

Can be confused

immerge emergeimmerge immerse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immerge

  • Thus, by a kind of sacred procedure, I immerge myself into those old stones and recreate my peculiar Roman mood.

    Alone|Norman Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for immerge


/ (ɪˈmɜːdʒ) /


an archaic word for immerse

Derived Forms

immergence, noun

Word Origin for immerge

C17: from Latin immergere to immerse
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