From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimmerseim‧merse /ɪˈmɜːs $ -ɜːrs/ verb [transitive] 1 PUTto put someone or something deep into a liquid so that they are completely coveredimmerse somebody/something in something Immerse your foot in ice-cold water to reduce the swelling.see thesaurus at put2 immerse yourself in somethingimmersed adjective She was far too immersed in her studies.→ See Verb table
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immerseCora J.. Rupp has spent her life immersed in art and wishes more of us would jump into the pool.He was immersed in her words, lost in her ability to be straight.We are immersed in making things.Impossible to do immersed in society, but almost easy here.One is immersed in the Spirit.They visited pubs all over the country, immersing themselves in pub culture - playing darts and drinking with the lads.A gurgling burn looms before you and in its cool streams you immerse your weary feet.immerse somebody/something in somethingIf you immerse the mushrooms in water, they'll become soggy.
Origin immerse (1600-1700) Latin past participle of immergere, from mergere; MERGE