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immersion

Noun

1 sinking until covered completely with water [syn: submergence, submerging, submersion]
2 (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse [syn: ingress] [ant: egress, egress]
3 complete attention; intense mental effort [syn: concentration, engrossment, absorption]
4 a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
5 the act of wetting something by submerging it [syn: submersion, ducking, dousing]

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Pronunciation

Noun

immersion
  1. the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed
  2. the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism
  3. A house's hot water system.

Translations

the act of immersing or the condition of being immersed
the total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism

Extensive Definition

Immersion can refer to:

See also

immersion in German: Immersion
immersion in French: Immersion

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