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im·mer·sion

 (ĭ-mûr′zhən, -shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of immersing.
b. The condition of being immersed.
2. Baptism performed by totally submerging a person in water.
3. Astronomy The obscuring of a celestial body by another or by the shadow of another.

immersion

(ɪˈmɜːʃən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a form of baptism in which part or the whole of a person's body is submerged in the water
2. (Astronomy) astronomy Also: ingress the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse or occultation
3. the act of immersing or state of being immersed

im•mer•sion

(ɪˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of immersing.
2. the state of being immersed.
3. baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.
4. Also called ingress. the entrance of a heavenly body into an eclipse by another body, an occultation, or a transit.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immersion - sinking until covered completely with waterimmersion - sinking until covered completely with water
sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
dip - a brief immersion
2.immersion - (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
egress, emersion - (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
3.immersion - complete attentionimmersion - complete attention; intense mental effort
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
centering, focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction - the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
specialism - the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation
study - a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
4.immersion - a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
baptism - a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
trine immersion - baptism by immersion three times (in the names in turn of the Trinity)
5.immersion - the act of wetting something by submerging itimmersion - the act of wetting something by submerging it
wetting - the act of making something wet

immersion

noun
1. involvement, concentration, preoccupation, absorption long-term assignments that allowed them total immersion in their subjects
2. dipping, submerging, plunging, ducking, dousing, dunking The wood had become swollen from prolonged immersion.

immersion

noun
Total occupation of the attention or of the mind:
Translations
غَمْر، إنْغِمار، تَغْميس
ponoření
dypning
EintauchenImmersion
immersiontirant d’eauabsorbement
belemerítésbemerítés
kaffæring; òaî aî sökkva e-u
ponorenie
batırmadaldırma

immersion

[ɪˈmɜːʃən]
A. N (lit) (in liquid) → inmersión f, sumersión f (fig) (in work, thoughts) → absorción f
B. CPD immersion course Ncurso m de inmersión
immersion heater Ncalentador m de inmersión

immersion

[ɪˈmɜːrʃən] n
(in subject)immersion f
(in liquid)immersion fimmersion heater n (British) (= boiler) → chauffe-eau m inv électrique (= device) → thermoplongeur m

immersion

n
(lit)Eintauchen nt, → Untertauchen nt; after two hours’ immersion in this solutionnach zwei Stunden in dieser Flüssigkeit
(fig)Vertieftsein nt, → Versunkensein nt
(Eccl) → Taufe fdurch Untertauchen

immersion

[ɪˈmɜːʃn] nimmersione f

immerse

(iˈməːs) verb
to put completely under the surface of a liquid. She immersed the vegetables in boiling water.
imˈmersion (-ʃən) , ((American) -ʒən) noun
immersion heater
an electric water-heater which is immersed in water which is to be heated, usually inside a hot-water tank.

im·mer·sion

n. inmersión, sumersión de un cuerpo o materia en un líquido.

immersion

n inmersión f
References in classic literature ?
The officiating undertakers made some protest against these changes in the ceremonies; but, the river being alarmingly near, and several voices remarking on the efficacy of cold immersion in bringing refractory members of the profession to reason, the protest was faint and brief.
I hoped so, for the poor creature's immersion was not long; but the blow from the shark's tail might have been his death-blow.
At last, with a horrible splash, he darted like an arrow into the ice-cold water, and as he did so he uttered a shrill cry, stifled in a moment by his immersion beneath the waves.
But he continued to look far over my head, at the red immersion of another day-- he had seen so many go down into the lagoon through the centuries-- and if he were thinking of battles and stratagems they were of a different quality from any I had to tell him of.
As in droughty regions baptism by immersion could only be performed symbolically, Mr.
Already I knew that the warm pools which always lie close to every tribal abiding-place were closely linked with the Caspakian scheme of evolution, and that the daily immersion of the females in the greenish slimy water was in response to some natural law, since neither pleasure nor cleanliness could be derived from what seemed almost a religious rite.
Our continuous immersion prevented us from dying of thirst, though the sea water and the sunshine gave us the prettiest imaginable combination of salt pickle and sunburn.
suggested the Christian rite of baptism by immersion.
We drove past the banks of the canal, and I escaped immersion.
Before that estimable lady could recover herself, or offer the slightest retaliation, she was forced into a kneeling posture by a crowd of shouting tormentors, and compelled to swallow a spoonful of the odious mixture, rendered more than usually savoury by the immersion in the bowl of Master Wackford's head, whose ducking was intrusted to another rebel.
To my surprise I found that out of 87 kinds, 64 germinated after an immersion of 28 days, and a few survived an immersion of 137 days.
My public station, as editor of the Eatanswill GAZETTE, the position which that paper holds in the country, my constant immersion in the vortex of politics--'