American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
- v. To baptize by submerging in water.
- v. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb: scholars who immerse themselves in their subjects.
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.
- v. transitive To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.
- v. transitive To involve deeply
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
- v. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
- v. To baptize by immersion.
- v. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
- 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 Latin immersus, from immergō, from in + mergō. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“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.”
“Perhaps when they shoot the jews it'll jump out of the screen at us and "immerse" us.”
“By the gift of his life in the Spirit, we can begin to 'immerse' our lives in his.”
“WILSON: Just to kind of immerse myself in the training company and pick what I thought would be a representative number of interesting characters and also ones who would typify.”
“Developed with Eden Games, TDU2 is expected to "immerse" drivers in a persistent, online environment populated by multiplayer racing communities that compete, team up, and share achievements on a virtual track.”
“I can * see* the 3-D but it does not "immerse" me any more than 2-D.”
“Virtools software allows you to create interactive educational courses, which "immerse" students in the virtual world of studied objects and phenomena;”
“I would imagine that in the not too distant future we'll be playing games that we "immerse" ourselves into using full body controls and actions.”
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