[ 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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Origin of immerse
1595–1605; < Latin immersus, past participle of immergere; see immerge
synonym study for immerse
1. See dip1.
OTHER WORDS FROM immerseim·mers·i·ble, adjectivere·im·merse, verb (used with object), re·im·mersed, re·im·mers·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immerseimmerge immerse
Words nearby immerse
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British Dictionary definitions for reimmersed
/ (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
Derived forms of immerseimmersible, adjective
Word Origin for immerse
C17: from Latin immergere, from im- (in) + mergere to dip
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