from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
- transitive verb To baptize by submerging in water.
- transitive verb To engage wholly or deeply; absorb.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
- transitive verb To baptize by immersion.
- transitive verb To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
- adjective obsolete Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To put under the surface of a liquid; to
- verb transitive To involve deeply
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb thrust or throw into
- verb cause to be immersed
- verb enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
- verb devote (oneself) fully to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
I can * see* the 3-D but it does not "immerse" me any more than 2-D.
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.
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.