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Immerse definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMMERSE, v.t. immers'. [L. immersus, from immergo; in and mergo, to plunge.]
1. To put under water or other fluid; to plunge; to dip.
2. To sink or cover deep; to cover wholly; as, to be immersed in a wood.
3. To plunge; to overwhelm; to involve; to engage deeply; as, to immerse in business or cares.
It is impossible for a man to have a lively hope in another life,and yet be deeply immersed in the enjoyment of this.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water" [syn: immerse, plunge]
2: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies" [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up]
3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter" [syn: immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up]
4: cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text" [syn: plunge, immerse]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (immersed; immersing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, from in- + mergere to merge Date: 15th century 1. to plunge into something that surrounds or covers; especially to plunge or dip into a fluid 2. engross, absorb <completely immersed in his work> 3. to baptize by immersion

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 a (often foll. by in) dip, plunge. b cause (a person) to be completely under water. 2 (often refl. or in passive; often foll. by in) absorb or involve deeply. 3 (often foll. by in) bury, embed. Etymology: L immergere (as IN-(2), mergere mers- dip)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Immerse Im*merse", a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See Immerge.] Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] ``Things immerse in matter.'' --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Immerse Im*merse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immersed; p. pr. & vb. n. Immersing.] 1. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge. Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave. --J Warton. More than a mile immersed within the wood. --Dryden. 2. To baptize by immersion. 3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm. The queen immersed in such a trance. --Tennyson. It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments of this. --Atterbury.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(immerses, immersing, immersed) 1. If you immerse yourself in something that you are doing, you become completely involved in it. Since then I've lived alone and immersed myself in my career. VERB: V pron-refl in n immersed He's really becoming immersed in his work. ADJ: v-link ADJ in n 2. If something is immersed in a liquid, someone puts it into the liquid so that it is completely covered. The electrodes are immersed in liquid. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed in n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Dip, plunge, immerge, submerge, overwhelm, sink, douse, souse, duck. 2. Involve, engage, absorb, sink.

Moby Thesaurus

absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, asperge, asperse, baptize, bury, busy, catch, charm, christen, deluge, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, engulf, enthrall, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerge, inundate, involve, involve the interest, merge, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, overwhelm, plunge, plunge in water, preoccupy, saturate, sink, soak, souse, spellbind, sprinkle, submerge, submerse, take up, whelm


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