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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of immergere, from mergere; MERGE


im‧merse [transitive]
1 to put someone or something deep into a liquid so that they are completely covered
immerse somebody/something in something
Immerse your foot in ice cold water to reduce the swelling.

immerse yourself in something

to become completely involved in an activity:
He left school at 16 and immersed himself in the Labour party.
immersed adjective:
She was far too immersed in her studies.

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