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VERB (4)

1. thrust or throw into;
- Example: "Immerse yourself in hot water"
[syn: immerse, plunge]

2. devote (oneself) fully to;
- Example: "He immersed himself into his studies"
[syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up]

3. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
- Example: "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
[syn: immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up]

4. cause to be immersed;
- Example: "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
[syn: plunge, immerse]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Immerse \Im*merse"\, a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See Immerge.] Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] "Things immerse in matter." --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Immerse \Im*merse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immersed; p. pr. & vb. n. Immersing.] 1. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge. [1913 Webster] Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave. --J Warton. [1913 Webster] More than a mile immersed within the wood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To baptize by immersion. [1913 Webster] 3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm. [1913 Webster] The queen immersed in such a trance. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments of this. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

immerse v 1: thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water" [syn: immerse, plunge] 2: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies" [syn: steep, immerse, 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: immerse, 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, immerse]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "immerse": absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, asperge, asperse, baptize, bury, busy, catch, charm, christen, deluge, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, engulf, enthrall, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerge, inundate, involve, involve the interest, merge, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, overwhelm, plunge, plunge in water, preoccupy, saturate, sink, soak, souse, spellbind, sprinkle, submerge, submerse, take up, whelm