Definition of immerse in English:


Syllabification: im·merse
Pronunciation: /iˈmərs


1Dip or submerge in a liquid: immerse the paper in water for twenty minutes
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  • The food to be poached must be fully immersed in the liquid and not allowed to boil otherwise it can toughen the most delicate protein.
  • The first one involved usage of liquid paraffin for immersing nerves while dissecting and recording from them.
  • In our experiments, however, both tip and sample are completely immersed in liquids.
1.1Baptize (someone) by immersion in water.
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  • Through Christ, we are immersed in the waters of new life, transformed and made whole.
  • There the High Priest washed the child in the Sacred Basin beside the altar and immersed her in the holy water.
2 (immerse oneself or be immersed) Involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest: she immersed herself in her work she was still immersed in her thoughts
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  • To ‘flow’ in this context means that you are able to immerse yourself in some activity so deeply that you forget about anything else.
  • After his retirement he immersed himself in various charitable activities.
  • The piece questions and explores the ideas of communication and its absence through images and time lags, while immersing the audience in Kitamura's all-encompassing world of movement, sound and images.
absorb in, engross in, occupy by/with, engage in, involve in/with, bury in, swamp with, lose oneself in;
busy with, preoccupy with, fixate on/upon


early 17th century: from Latin immers- 'dipped into', from the verb immergere, from in- 'in' + mergere 'to dip'.

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