AskDefine | Define immerse

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1 thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water" [syn: plunge]
2 engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies" [syn: steep, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up]
3 enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter" [syn: swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up]
4 cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text" [syn: plunge]

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  1. To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.
    Archimedes determined the volume of objects by immersing them in water.
  2. To involve deeply
    The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies.


To put under the surface of a liquid
To involve deeply



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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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