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1  —as in:
immersed in her book
Definition to get very interested or completely involved
  • She immersed herself in her studies.
immersed = completely involved
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • immersed in the art world
  • That evening and for the next few days I immersed myself in psychology texts:
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • immersed = got completely involved
  • They say it takes complete immersion in a culture to learn its language and its ways.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • immersion = complete involvement
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Instead, she immerses herself in getting August's costume ready, since we all know Halloween is his favorite time of year.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • immerses = became completely involved
  • Hassan was the perfect audience in many ways, totally immersed in the tale, his face shifting with the changing tones in the story.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • immersed = completely involved (interested)
  • At the University of Washington and later at Seattle University, he immersed himself in anthropology, history, philosophy, and linguistics, accumulating hundreds of credit hours without collecting a degree.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • immersed = completely involved
  • Thus situated, employed in the most detestable occupation, immersed in a solitude where nothing could for an instant call my attention from the actual scene in which I was engaged, my spirits became unequal; I grew restless and nervous.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • immersed = completely involved
  • ...Phineas in exaltation, balancing on one foot on the prow of a canoe like a river god, his raised arms invoking the air to support him, face transfigured, body a complex set of balances and compensations, each muscle aligned in perfection with all the others to maintain this supreme fantasy of achievement, his skin glowing from immersions, his whole body hanging between river and sky as though...
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • immersions = deep involvement
  • It was only the Englishman who was unaware of all this; he was, for the most part, immersed in reading his books.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
immersed = completely involved

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2  —as in:
immersed in a tub of water
Definition to submerge in a liquid

(submerge means:  to put something into a liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid)
  • It was a slow leak, but we could see bubbles coming out of the tire when we immersed it in a tank of water.
immersed = to submerge in a liquid

(submerge means:  to put something into a liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • To make hard-boiled eggs, immerse them in about three inches of cool water, apply medium heat until the water boils, then cool the eggs with tap water to stop the cooking.
  • immerse = to submerge in a liquid

    (submerge means:  to put something into a liquid so that it is completely covered by the liquid)
  • As part of his training regimen for the climb, he immersed himself in bathtubs filled with ice.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • immersed = submerged (dipped)
  • Ralph paddled backwards down the slope, immersed his mouth and blew a jet of water into the air.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • immersed = submerged (dipped)
  • ...if any of the eggs remained unfertilized, it was again immersed, and, if necessary, yet again;
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • immersed = submerged (dipped)
  • ...this receptacle was immersed in a warm bouillon containing free-swimming spermatozoa–at a minimum concentration of one hundred thousand per cubic centimetre, he insisted;
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
immersed = submerged (dipped)

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