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immersion

[ ih-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ɪˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən /
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noun
an act or instance of immersing.
state of being immersed.
state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption.
baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.
Also called ingress. Astronomy. the entrance of a heavenly body into an eclipse by another body, an occultation, or a transit.Compare emersion (def. 1).
adjective
concentrating on one course of instruction, subject, or project to the exclusion of all others for several days or weeks; intensive: an immersion course in conversational French.
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Origin of immersion

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin immersiōn- (stem of immersiō) a dipping in. See immerse, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM immersion

non·im·mer·sion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immersion

emersion, immersion
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British Dictionary definitions for immersion

immersion
/ (ɪˈmɜːʃən) /

noun
a form of baptism in which part or the whole of a person's body is submerged in the water
Also: ingress astronomy the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse or occultation
the act of immersing or state of being immersed
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Medical definitions for immersion

immersion
[ ĭ-mûrzhən, -shən ]

n.
The placing of a body under water or other liquid.
The use of a fluid on a microscope slide in order to exclude air from between the glass slide and the bottom lens.

Other words from immersion

im•merse (ĭ-mûrs) v.
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