Definition of total immersion in English:

total immersion

Line breaks: total im|mer¦sion

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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  • Perhaps this was the very place where Paulinus, the Christian priest, first preached, before leading the converts to the River Glen for baptism by total immersion.
  • Modern high-tech acrylics have allowed the casting of baths in just about any shape, with steep sides and plenty of room for total immersion.
  • The church wardens made their inquiries, and came back with the surprising information that baptism should be by total immersion unless sickness prevents this!
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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  • Rigorous, intense, but intended to be fun, the total-immersion program appeals to emerging dancemakers as well as mid-career professionals.
  • The institute runs in-depth, total-immersion semesters for architecture, planning, landscape, and other design students.
  • He has taken the path of total immersion in Bulgarian life.

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