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[ih-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/

an act or instance of .
state of being .
state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption.
baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.
Also called ingress. Astronomy. the entrance of a heavenly body into an eclipse by another body, an occultation, or a transit.
Compare (def 1).
concentrating on one course of instruction, subject, or project to the exclusion of all others for several days or weeks; intensive:
an immersion course in conversational French.
a form of baptism in which part or the whole of a person’s body is submerged in the water
(astronomy) Also ingress. the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse or occultation
the act of immersing or state of being immersed

mid-15c., from Late Latin immersionem (nominative immersio), noun of action from past participle stem of immergere, from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + Latin mergere “plunge, dip” (see merge). Meaning “absorption in some interest or situation” is from 1640s. As a method of teaching a foreign language, it is from 1965, trademarked by the Berlitz company.

immersion im·mer·sion (ĭ-mûr’zhən, -shən)

im·merse’ (ĭ-mûrs’) v.


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