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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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!
Pierre remained gloomily silent, answering in monosyllables and apparently immersed in his own thoughts.
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.
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.
She went away and, since at that late hour there was nobody else at her tables, she immersed herself in a novelette.
So deeply immersed were they in their work that I am sure they did not even know that the Sagoths had entered with me.
They were immersed in a sea of wanton, prodigal vegetation.
From this point, had the earth been at the full, Barbicane and his companions could have seen it, but immersed in the sun's irradiation she was quite invisible.
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.
"I pictured you," she remarked, "as immersed in affairs.
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.