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im·merse

 (ĭ-mûrs′)
tr.v. im·mersed, im·mers·ing, im·mers·es
1. To cover completely in a liquid; submerge.
2. To baptize by submerging in water.
3. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb: scholars who immerse themselves in their subjects.

[From Middle English immersed, embedded deeply, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, to immerse : in-, in; see in-2 + mergere, to dip.]

im·mer′sive adj.

immersed

(ɪˈmɜːst)
adj
1. sunk or submerged
2. (of plants) growing completely submerged in water
3. (Biology) (of a plant or animal organ) embedded in another organ or part
4. involved deeply; engrossed
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immersed

adjective engrossed, involved, absorbed, deep, busy, occupied, taken up, buried, consumed, wrapped up, bound up, rapt, spellbound, mesmerized, in a brown study He's really becoming immersed in his work.
Translations

immersed

[ɪˈmɜːrst] adj (in subject, activity) to be immersed in sth [person] → être plongé(e) dans qch, être absorbé(e) par qch
immersed in her work → absorbée par son travail, plongée dans son travail
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How wonderful is it then --except after explanation --that this great monster, to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man; how wonderful that he should be found at home, immersed to his lips for life in those Arctic waters
The damaged garment was removed and partially immersed in turpentine, while Rebecca graced the festal board clad in a blue calico wrapper of Mrs.
She remained in her own room, with the female servants about her, immersed in endless preparations for the approaching departure.
The boy was immersed in deep thought--bitter thoughts in which hatred and revenge predominated.
Its area measures 6,032 feet; and its contents about 1,500 cubic yards; that is to say, when completely immersed it displaces 50,000 feet of water, or weighs 1,500 tons.
Five minutes afterward the officer entered and the duke seemed to be immersed in the sublime combinations of chess.
With a gasp I saw revealed to my stare a pair of feet, the long legs, a broad livid back immersed right up to the neck in a greenish cadaverous glow.
This is that Lavalle whom the world, immersed in speculations of immediate gain, did not know nor suspect--the Lavalle whom they adjudged to the last a pedant and a theorist.
There was daylight enough for me in the drawing-room below; and there I would sit immersed in criminous tomes weakly fascinated until I shivered and shook in my stocking soles.
Yet here is the great gymnasium; here is the mighty theatre, wherein I have seen seventy thousand men assembled; here is the Agora; there is the font where the sainted John the Baptist immersed the converts; yonder is the prison of the good St.
So is it with us, now skeptical or without unity, because immersed in forms and effects all seeming to be of equal yet hostile value, and now religious, whilst in the reception of spiritual law.
The sources of the White Nile, of the Bahr-el-Abiad, are immersed in a lake as large as a sea; it is there that it takes its rise.