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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immerse, plungeverb

    thrust or throw into

    "Immerse yourself in hot water"

  2. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

  3. immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat upverb

    enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

    "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

  4. plunge, immerseverb

    cause to be immersed

    "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"


  1. immerseverb

    To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.

    Archimedes determined the volume of objects by immersing them in water.

  2. immerseverb

    To involve deeply

    The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies.

  3. Etymology: From immersus, from immergō, from in + mergō.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immerseadjective

    Buried; covered; sunk deep.

    Etymology: immersus, Latin.

    After long inquiry of things immerse in matter, I interpose some object which is immateriate, or less materiate; such as this of sounds, that the intellect may become not partial. Francis Bacon.

  2. To Immerseverb

    Etymology: immersus, Latin.

    He stood
    More than a mile immers'd within the wood;
    At once the wind was laid. Dryden.

    They observed that they were immersed in their rocks, quarries, and mines, in the same manner as they are at this day found in all known parts of the world. John Woodward, Nat. History.

    It is a melancholy reflection, that our country, which, in times of popery, was called the nation of saints, should now have less appearance of religion in it than any other neighbouring state or kingdom; whether they be such as continue still immersed in the errours of the church of Rome, or such as are recovered out of them. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    We are prone to engage ourselves with the business, the pleasures, and the amusements of this world: we give ourselves up too greedily to the pursuit, and immerse ourselves too deeply in the enjoyment of them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    It is impossible for a man to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed in the enjoyments of this. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. immerse

    Music in the Rockies was a week-long festival held in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, which also featured a combination of seminars, competitions, concerts, and events related to Contemporary Christian Music, other kinds of Christian music, and the Christian music business industry. It has been replaced by a new event called Immerse.


  1. immerse

    To immerse means to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest, or to physically place oneself into a liquid. This can refer to full involvement or engagement either in a substance or a matter of interest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immerseadjective

    immersed; buried; hid; sunk

  2. Immerseverb

    to plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge

  3. Immerseverb

    to baptize by immersion

  4. Immerseverb

    to engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm

  5. Etymology: [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See Immerge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immerse

    im-mėrs′, v.t. to plunge into: to dip: to baptise by dipping the whole body: to engage deeply: to overwhelm.—adjs. Immers′able, Immers′ible.—ns. Immer′sion, act of immersing or plunging into: state of being dipped into: state of being deeply engaged; Immer′sionist. [See Immerge.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immerse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immerse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of immerse in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”

  2. Sienna Miller:

    I worked really hard with two Michelin star chef Marcus Wareing in London and I studied chefs, i watched services in many different kitchens, I interviewed different women and men who work in those kind of kitchens and watched how they moved and I really wanted to immerse myself in it.

  3. Rainer Gombos:

    You can immerse the viewer into worlds -- artificial or reality-like worlds -- that you couldn't do before.

  4. Jazz Singh:

    The NFL’s a great chance for our fans to fully immerse themselves in Super Bowl week.

  5. Jennifer Lopez:

    Getting to play the part of Selena was life-changing for me, i got to immerse myself in her life, got to know her family, her home, her culture ... every part of her story. It was a special time in my life both professionally and personally. Playing her not only opened doors for me in the film world, but it inspired me to start my own music career. In a lot of ways, I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't had that experience.

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