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IMMERSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immerse mean? 

IMMERSE (verb)
  The verb IMMERSE has 4 senses:

1. thrust or throw into
2. engross (oneself) fully
3. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
4. cause to be immersed

  Familiarity information: IMMERSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMMERSE (verb)


Sense 1immerse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thrust or throw into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

immerse; plunge

Context example:

Immerse yourself in hot water

Hypernyms (to "immerse" is one way to...):

penetrate; perforate (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "immerse"):

dip; douse; dunk; plunge; souse (immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate)

dip (immerse in a disinfectant solution)

submerge; submerse (put under water)

soak (submerge in a liquid)

sheathe (plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They immerse the object in the water


Sense 2immerse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engross (oneself) fully

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

engross; engulf; steep; immerse; soak up; absorb; plunge

Context example:

He immersed himself into his studies

Hypernyms (to "immerse" is one way to...):

center; centre; concentrate; focus; pore; rivet (direct one's attention on something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "immerse"):

drink; drink in (be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3immerse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

swallow up; eat up; immerse; swallow; bury

Context example:

The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Hypernyms (to "immerse" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4immerse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be immersed

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

immerse; plunge

Context example:

The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text

Cause:

absorb; engross; engulf; immerse; plunge; soak up; steep (engross (oneself) fully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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