Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “immerse”

immerse

verb     /ɪˈmɜːs/ US  /-ˈmɝːs/
immerse yourself in sth to become completely involved in something: She got some books out of the library and immersed herself in Jewish history and culture. [T] formal to put something or someone completely under the surface of a liquid: The shells should be immersed in boiling water for two minutes.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing immersion     /ɪˈmɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈmɝː-/ noun [C or U] Enclosing, surrounding and immersing immersion     /ɪˈmɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈmɝː-/ noun [C or U] Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
(Definition of immerse verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of immerse

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Enclosing, surrounding and immersing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Definitions of “immerse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More