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Definition of "immerse" []

  • To cover completely in a liquid; submerge. (verb-transitive)
  • To baptize by submerging in water. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage wholly or deeply; absorb: scholars who immerse themselves in their subjects. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immerse" in a sentence
  • "Greek baptizo can be made to mean sprinkle or pour, or pour upon, so also, and just as easily, can the English word immerse -- no more, no less."
  • "If this testimony does not establish the right, title and, claim of the word immerse as the legitimate heir and successor of baptizo, then it is useless to try to prove anything; and if this testimony will not convince, neither would people be persuaded though one rose from the dead."
  • "Danny Pudi says he gave himself a cold, and the cast watched Dawn of the Dead during the week of filming to "immerse" themselves in the zombie genre."