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 for immerse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immerse \Im*merse"\, a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See
     Immerge.]
     Immersed; buried; hid; sunk. [Obs.] "Things immerse in
     matter." --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immerse \Im*merse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immersed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Immersing.]
     1. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers,
        especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to
        immerge.
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              Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave. --J Warton.
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              More than a mile immersed within the wood. --Dryden.
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     2. To baptize by immersion.
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     3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve;
        to overhelm.
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              The queen immersed in such a trance.  --Tennyson.
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              It is impossible to have a lively hope in another
              life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments
              of this.                              --Atterbury.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  immerse
      v 1: thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water" [syn:
           immerse, plunge]
      2: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his
         studies" [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge,
         engross, absorb, soak up]
      3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge
         waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly
         thereafter" [syn: immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury,
         eat up]
      4: cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students
         into the study of the Italian text" [syn: plunge,
         immerse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "immerse":
     absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, asperge, asperse, baptize,
     bury, busy, catch, charm, christen, deluge, dip, douse, drown,
     duck, dunk, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind,
     engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind,
     engross the thoughts, engulf, enthrall, exercise, fascinate, grab,
     grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerge,
     inundate, involve, involve the interest, merge, mesmerize,
     monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, overwhelm,
     plunge, plunge in water, preoccupy, saturate, sink, soak, souse,
     spellbind, sprinkle, submerge, submerse, take up, whelm
  
  

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