immerse /ɪˈmɚs/  verb

  • [+ object]

    1 : to put (something) in a liquid so that all parts are completely covered

    • Immersethe fabric completely in the dye.

    2 : to make (yourself) fully involved in some activity or interest

    • She had immersed herself in writing short stories.
    • He immersed himself in the culture of the island.

    — often used as (be) immersed

    • He became completely/totally immersed in their culture.
    • She was immersed in her work.