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Immerse   /ɪmˈərs/   Listen

(past & past part. immersed; pres. part. immersing)
Thrust or throw into.  Synonym: plunge.
Devote (oneself) fully to.  Synonyms: absorb, engross, engulf, plunge, soak up, steep.
Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing.  Synonyms: bury, eat up, swallow, swallow up.
Cause to be immersed.  Synonym: plunge.

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"Immerse" Quotes from Famous Books

... of emigration. JOHNSON. 'To a man of mere animal life, you can urge no argument against going to America, but that it will be some time before he will get the earth to produce. But a man of any intellectual enjoyment will not easily go and immerse himself and his ...
— The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. • James Boswell

... without the earthy matter of the bones, immerse a slender bone for a few days in a weak acid, (one part muriatic acid and six parts water,) and it can then be bent in any direction. In this experiment, the acid has removed the earthy matter, (carbonate and phosphate of lime,) yet the form ...
— A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) • Calvin Cutter

... cold water. Cover lids and rubbers with cold water. Gradually heat the water and allow it to boil for at least 15 minutes. Allow the jars, covers, and rubbers to remain in the boiling water until just ready to use them. Do not touch the inside of the jars and covers with your fingers. Immerse spoons, cups, knives, skewers, or knitting needles used for testing fruits, in boiling water before using them in contact with the foods. If corks are used for sealing bottles, scald ...
— School and Home Cooking • Carlotta C. Greer

... said, welcoming the girl with a smile and glancing at her books. "Now that I have begun to get a glimpse of the truth, it is like a fountain of pure, cold water to a man perishing from thirst—I cannot get enough of it; I just want to immerse myself in it. And, see here," she added, touching a letter lying beside the books, "I have written to the publishing house in Boston for several of Mrs. Eddy's works. I want them for my ...
— Katherine's Sheaves • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... cheerfully enough as they come; but yet come they do, and too many men and women are tempted to throw overboard scornfully and disdainfully the dreams of youth as a luxury which they cannot afford to indulge, and to immerse themselves in practical cares, month after month, with perhaps the hope of a fairly careless and idle holiday at intervals. What I think tends to counteract this for many people is love and marriage, the wonder and amazement ...
— Where No Fear Was - A Book About Fear • Arthur Christopher Benson

... and come much nearer we must immerse to the eyes," whispered Willet. "Then they would have to be almost upon us before they saw us. It will make it much harder for us to get at our weapons, but we must take ...
— The Lords of the Wild - A Story of the Old New York Border • Joseph A. Altsheler

... blindness of the nation. We must remember that in Scripture the certain effect of divine acts is uniformly regarded as a divine design. Israel was so sunk in spiritual deadness that the issue of the prophet's work would only be to immerse the mass of 'this people' farther in it. To some more susceptible souls his message would be a true divine voice, rousing them like a trumpet, and that effect was what God desired; but to the greater number it would ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - Isaiah and Jeremiah • Alexander Maclaren

... solution of bichromate of potash is frequently employed to darken oak, mahogany, and coloured woods. This should be used carefully, since its effects are not altogether stopped by thoroughly washing the wood with water when dark enough. To bleach woods, immerse them in a strong, ...
— Intarsia and Marquetry • F. Hamilton Jackson

... "oh! that for one brief hour Providence would immerse that island of discontent beneath the waters of the Atlantic and destroy a people who seemed bent on destroying themselves and on disintegrating the majesty and dignity and honour ...
— Peg O' My Heart • J. Hartley Manners

... the two bodies, and hence, while the one floats upon the water, the other displaces its particles and sinks to the bottom. You may take another substance; say the mountain ebony, which is heavier than water, but lighter than lead, and immerse it in the water; it will not sink with the rapidity of lead, because its inherent power is not ...
— Lectures on Language - As Particularly Connected with English Grammar. • William S. Balch

... some days; the ruptured vessel was not to be reached by plugs up the nostrils, and the sensibility of her fauces was such that nothing could be born behind the uvula. After repeated venesection, and other common applications, she was directed to immerse her whole head into a pail of water, which was made colder by the addition of several handfuls of salt, and the haemorrhage immediately ceased, and returned no more; but her pulse continued hard, and she was necessitated to lose blood from the arm ...
— Zoonomia, Vol. I - Or, the Laws of Organic Life • Erasmus Darwin

Words linked to "Immerse" :   soak, centre, immersion, souse, drink in, eat up, bury, enclose, penetrate, concentrate, sheathe, pore, douse, engross, engulf, dip, shut in, absorb, close in, perforate, drink, dunk, rivet, soak up, submerge, submerse, inclose, center, focus

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