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to plunge, as into a fluid; to disappear, as the moon in the shadow of the sun: The whale immerged back into the sea.
Not to be confused with:
emerge – to come into view; emanate: Watch carefully and you will see the image emerge.
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intr.v. im·merged, im·merg·ing, im·merg·es
To submerge or disappear in or as if in a liquid.
[Latin immergere; see immerse.]
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an archaic word for immerse
[C17: from Latin immergere to immerse]
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v. -merged, -merg•ing.
to plunge or disappear into something.
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Past participle: immerged
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