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. [1913 Webster]

Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave. --J Warton. [1913 Webster]

More than a mile immersed within the wood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To baptize by immersion. [1913 Webster]

3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm. [1913 Webster]

The queen immersed in such a trance. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments of this. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Immersed — Im*mersed , p. p. & a. 1. Deeply plunged into anything, especially a fluid. [1913 Webster] 2. Deeply occupied; engrossed; entangled. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Growing wholly under water. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immersed — [adj] deeply involved with absorbed, bound up*, buried*, busy, consumed, deep, eat sleep and breathe*, engaged, engrossed, intent, into*, mesmerized, occupied, preoccupied, rapt, spellbound, taken up*, tied up*, turned on*, wrapped up*; concept… …   New thesaurus

  • immersed — [i mʉrst′] adj. 1. plunged into or as if into a liquid 2. baptized by immersion 3. Biol. embedded in another organ 4. Bot. growing completely under water …   English World dictionary

  • immersed — Synonyms and related words: absorbed, absorbed in, awash, bathed, buried, buried in, caught up in, contemplating, contemplative, deep, deluged, devoted, devoted to, dipped, drenched, dribbling, dripping, dripping wet, drowned, engaged, engrossed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • immersed — adj. [L. in, not; mergere, to dip] Inserted, imbedded or hidden, as a part or organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • immersed — /i merrst /, adj. 1. plunged or sunk in or as if in a liquid. 2. Biol. somewhat or wholly sunk in the surrounding parts, as an organ. 3. Bot. growing under water. [1660 70; IMMERSE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • immersed — verb <! no translations on form of …   Wiktionary

  • immersed — (Order Isopoda): Sunken into, as with one structure into another [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • immersed — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sunk] Syn. drowned, plunged, bathed; see dipped , soaked , wet 1 . 2. [Engrossed] Syn. absorbed, preoccupied, buried; see rapt 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • immersed — im mersed || ɪ mÉœrst /ɪ mɜːst adj. submerged, covered with water; baptized by submersion in water; deeply absorbed, engrossed im·merse || ɪ mÉœrs /ɪ mɜːs v. submerge, cover with liquid; baptize by submersion in water; engross, absorb …   English contemporary dictionary

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