verb (T)
1 especially technical to put someone or something deep into a liquid so that it is completely covered: immerse sb/sth in: Immerse your foot in ice cold water to reduce the swelling.
2 immerse yourself in to become completely involved in an activity: Jane was determined to immerse herself in the African way of life.
— immersed adjective: completely immersed in his job

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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