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[ih-murs] /ɪˈmɜrs/

verb (used with object), immersed, immersing.
to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
to involve deeply; absorb:
She is totally immersed in her law practice.
to baptize by .
to embed; bury.
verb (transitive)
(often foll by in) to plunge or dip into liquid
(often passive) often foll by in. to involve deeply; engross: to immerse oneself in a problem
to baptize by immersion

early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere “to plunge in, dip into” (see immersion). Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.


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