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verb [transitive] formal British English pronunciation: immerse /ɪˈmɜː(r)s/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyimmerse
he/she/itimmerses
present participleimmersing
past tenseimmersed
past participleimmersed
  1. to put something or someone in a liquid, especially so that they are covered completely
    immerse something in something:

    Loosen the contents by immersing the bowl in warm water.

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