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Verb: immerse  i'murs
  1. Thrust or throw into
    "Immerse yourself in hot water";
    - plunge
  2. Devote (oneself) fully to
    "He immersed himself into his studies";
    - steep, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, ingulf [archaic]
  3. Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    "The huge waves immersed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter";
    - swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up
  4. Cause to be immersed
    - plunge

Derived forms: immersing, immerses, immersed

Type of: center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], close in, concentrate, enclose, focus, inclose, penetrate, perforate, pore, pore over, rivet, shut in

Encyclopedia: Immerse