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total immersion Line breaks: total im|mer¦sion

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Definition of total immersion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Immersion of the whole body in water, in particular as a form of baptism: more than 100 members of the sect were baptised in Florida, undergoing total immersion as is traditional
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  • Emphasis was on the use of running water, or total immersion in the case of babies.
  • There's none of the theatricality of a total immersion baptism or some of the other rites of initiation favoured by other faiths.
  • For the first time in my life, I was living in a sea of believing, faithful Christians, and the cold shock felt like total immersion.
1.1Complete mental involvement in something: the opportunity for total immersion in the language and culture [as modifier]: improve your French in a total-immersion course
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  • The only way he would be able to learn would be total immersion.
  • The reward is in the doing, in the total immersion in the research, not in the outcome.
  • At the same time, his total immersion in the military lifestyle had taken root.

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