[ ih-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
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  1. an act or instance of immersing.

  2. state of being immersed.

  1. state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption.

  2. baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.

  3. 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).

  1. 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.

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

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How to use immersion in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immersion


/ (ɪˈmɜːʃən) /

  1. a form of baptism in which part or the whole of a person's body is submerged in the water

  2. Also: ingress astronomy the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse or occultation

  1. the act of immersing or state of being immersed

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