immersed

[ ih-murst ]
/ ɪˈmɜrst /

adjective

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.

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Origin of immersed

First recorded in 1660–70; immerse + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM immersed

un·im·mersed, adjectivewell-im·mersed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immersed

immersed
/ (ɪˈmɜːst) /

adjective

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
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