What does immerse mean?

Definitions for immerseɪˈmɜrs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word immerse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immerse, plunge(verb)

    thrust or throw into

    "Immerse yourself in hot water"

  2. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

  3. immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up(verb)

    enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

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

  4. plunge, immerse(verb)

    cause to be immersed

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


  1. immerse(Verb)

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

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

  2. immerse(Verb)

    To involve deeply

    The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immerse(adj)

    immersed; buried; hid; sunk

  2. Immerse(verb)

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

  3. Immerse(verb)

    to baptize by immersion

  4. Immerse(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jazz Singh:

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

  2. Vincent Van Gogh:

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

  3. Rainer Gombos:

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

  4. Maxine Clark:

    Someone who is passionate will immerse themselves in a field. They want to know everything they can about it.

  5. Peter Brodie:

    One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.

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