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Meaning of IMMERSE

Pronunciation:  i'murs

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

IMMERSE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*merse"\, a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See
    Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] ``Things immerse in
    matter.'' --Bacon.
  2. \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
             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.
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