[ ih-murs ]
/ ɪˈmɜrs /
verb (used with object), im·mersed, im·mers·ing.
to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
to involve deeply; absorb: She is totally immersed in her law practice.
to baptize by immersion.
to embed; bury.
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- immersion foot,
- immersion heater
Origin of immerse
1595–1605; < Latin immersus, past participle of immergere; see immerge
1. See dip1.
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/ (ɪˈmɜːs) /
(often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
(often passive often foll by in) to involve deeply; engrossto immerse oneself in a problem
to baptize by immersion
Word Origin for immerse
C17: from Latin immergere, from im- (in) + mergere to dip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into" (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.
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