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Definition of immersion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ɪˈmərʃn//
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  1. 1immersion (in something) the act of putting someone or something into a liquid so that they or it are completely covered; the state of being completely covered by a liquid Immersion in cold water resulted in rapid loss of heat. baptism by total immersion (= putting the whole body underwater)
  2. 2immersion (in something) the state of being completely involved in something his long immersion in politics a two-week immersion course in French (= in which the student will hear and use only French)
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