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Nov
25
2014

immerse

ih muhrs

transitive verb
definition 1:  to put deeply into or cover with liquid; submerge.
example:  Immerse the dry beans in the water and soak them overnight.
example:  He immersed his tired feet in the warm water.

definition 2:  to involve deeply; absorb.
example:  The novel immerses the reader in a brilliantly-imagined fantasy world.
example:  The whole class was deeply immersed in the discussion.
example:  He was immersed in his studies when I entered the room.

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