Definitions for: Immerse


[v] engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
[v] cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
[v] Thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in the hot water"
[v] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*merse", a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See
Immerge.]
Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] ``Things immerse in
matter.'' --Bacon.


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.

Synonyms: absorb, bury, eat up, engross, engross, engulf, plunge, plunge, soak up, steep, swallow, swallow up

See Also: center, centre, concentrate, dip, douse, drink, drink in, dunk, enclose, focus, inclose, penetrate, perforate, pore, rivet, sheathe, shut in, soak, souse, submerge, submerse

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