from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
- transitive v. To baptize by submerging in water.
- transitive v. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb: scholars who immerse themselves in their subjects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.
- v. To involve deeply
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
- transitive v. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
- transitive v. To baptize by immersion.
- transitive v. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plunge into anything, especially a fluid; sink; dip.
- Specifically, to baptize by immersion.
- Figuratively, to plunge into, as a state, occupation, interest, etc.; involve deeply: as, to immerse one's self in business.
- Immersed; buried; covered; deeply sunk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. thrust or throw into
- v. cause to be immersed
- v. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
- v. devote (oneself) fully to
From Middle English immersed, embedded deeply, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, to immerse : in-, in; see in-2 + mergere, to dip.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin immersus, from immergō, from in + mergō. (Wiktionary)