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English noun: immersion

1. immersion (event) sinking until covered completely with water

Synonymssubmergence, submerging, submersion

Broader (hypernym)sinking

Narrower (hyponym)dip

2. immersion (event) (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse


Broader (hypernym)disappearance

Part meronymeclipse, occultation

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

Antonymsegress, emersion

3. immersion (cognition) complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonymsabsorption, concentration, engrossment

Broader (hypernym)attention

Narrower (hyponym)centering, direction, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, specialism, study

4. immersion (act) a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged

Broader (hypernym)baptism

Narrower (hyponym)trine immersion

5. immersion (act) the act of wetting something by submerging it

Synonymsdousing, ducking, submersion

Broader (hypernym)wetting

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