immerse

  • 1 Immerse — Im*merse , a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See {Immerge}.] Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] Things immerse in matter. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 immerse — [v1] submerge in liquid asperse, baptize, bathe, bury, christen, dip, douse, drench, drown, duck, dunk, merge, plunge, saturate, sink, slop, soak, souse, sprinkle, steep, submerse; concept 256 Ant. dry, retrieve immerse [v2] become deeply… …

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  • 3 immerse — ► VERB 1) dip or submerge in a liquid. 2) (immerse oneself or be immersed) involve oneself deeply in an activity or interest. ORIGIN Latin immergere dip into …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 immerse — I (engross) verb absorb, attend, be attentive, bury, engage, enthrall, fascinate, grip, hold, hold spellbound, interest, involve, monopolize, occupy, overwhelm, preoccupy, submerge, take up II (plunge into) verb bathe, cover with water, deluge,… …

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  • 6 immerse — (v.) early 15c. (implied in immersed), from L. immersus, pp. of immergere to plunge in, dip into (see IMMERSION (Cf. immersion)). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive …

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  • 7 immerse — *dip, submerge, duck, souse, dunk Analogous words: drench, *soak, saturate, sop, impregnate: infuse, imbue, ingrain: engross, absorb (see MONOPOLIZE) …

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  • 8 immerse — [i mʉrs′] vt. immersed, immersing [< L immersus, pp. of immergere, to dip, plunge into: see IN 1 & MERGE] 1. to plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely 2. to baptize by submerging in water 3. to absorb… …

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  • 9 immerse — verb (T) 1 especially technical to put someone or something deep into a liquid so that it is completely covered: immerse sb/sth in: Immerse your foot in ice cold water to reduce the swelling. 2 immerse yourself in to become completely involved in …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 immerse — UK [ɪˈmɜː(r)s] / US [ɪˈmɜrs] verb [transitive] Word forms immerse : present tense I/you/we/they immerse he/she/it immerses present participle immersing past tense immersed past participle immersed formal to put something or someone in a liquid,… …

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  • 11 immerse — im|merse [ıˈmə:s US ə:rs] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of immergere, from mergere; MERGE] 1.) to put someone or something deep into a liquid so that they are completely covered immerse sb/sth in sth ▪ Immerse your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 immerse — v. 1) to immerse deeply 2) (D; refl.. tr.) to immerse in (she immersed herself in the water; immersed in one s work) * * * [ɪ mɜːs] to immersedeeply (D;refl.,tr.) to immersein (she immersed herself in the water; immersed in one s work) …

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  • 13 immerse — im|merse [ ı mɜrs ] verb transitive FORMAL to put something or someone in a liquid, especially so that they are covered completely: immerse something in something: Loosen the contents by immersing the bowl in warm water. immersed in something if… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 immerse — [[t]ɪmɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] immerses, immersing, immersed 1) VERB If you immerse yourself in something that you are doing, you become completely involved in it. [V pron refl in n] Their commitments do not permit them to immerse themselves in current… …

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  • 15 immerse — verb 1》 dip or submerge in a liquid. 2》 (immerse oneself or be immersed) involve oneself deeply in an activity. Origin C17 (earlier (C15) as immersion): from L. immers , immergere dip into …

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  • 16 immerse — [ɪˈmɜːs] verb [T] formal to put someone or something in a liquid so that they are covered completely • immerse yourself in sth to spend most of your time doing something or thinking about it[/ex] Sandra immersed herself in work to try and forget… …

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  • 17 immerse — 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… …

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  • 18 immerse — immersible, adj. /i merrs /, v.t., immersed, immersing. 1. to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink. 2. to involve deeply; absorb: She is totally immersed in her law practice. 3. to baptize by immersion. 4. to embed; bury. [1595 1605; <… …

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  • 19 immerse — verb a) To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk. Archimedes determined the volume of objects by immersing them in water. b) To involve deeply The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies. Syn: submerge …

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  • 20 immerse — verb 1 put sth in liquid ADVERB ▪ completely, fully, totally ▪ partially PREPOSITION ▪ in ▪ The seeds need t …

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