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immerse (v.)

"to plunge into (a fluid)," early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere "to plunge in, dip into, sink, submerge" (see immersion). Figuratively, of study, work, passion, etc., from 1660s. Related: Immersed; immersing; immersive.

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Definitions of immerse

immerse (v.)
thrust or throw into;
Synonyms: plunge
immerse (v.)
devote (oneself) fully to;
He immersed himself into his studies
Synonyms: steep / engulf / plunge / engross / absorb / soak up
immerse (v.)
enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
Synonyms: swallow / swallow up / bury / eat up
immerse (v.)
cause to be immersed;
Synonyms: plunge
From wordnet.princeton.edu