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verb (used without object), im·merged, im·merg·ing.
  1. to plunge, as into a fluid.
  2. to disappear by entering into any medium, as the moon into the shadow of the sun.
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verb (used with object), im·merged, im·merg·ing.
  1. Archaic. to immerse.
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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 formsim·mer·gence, nounun·im·merged, adjective
Can be confusedimmerge emergeimmerge immerse
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British Dictionary definitions for immergence


  1. an archaic word for immerse
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Derived Formsimmergence, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin immergere to immerse
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Word Origin and History for immergence



1620s, "immerse, plunge" (rare), from Latin immergere "to dip, plunge" (see immersion). Related: Immerged; immerging.

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