(Im*mer"it) n. Want of worth; demerit. [R.] Suckling.
(Im*mer"it*ed), a. Unmerited. [Obs.] Charles I.
(Im*mer"it*ous) a. [L. immeritus; pref. im- not + meritus, p. p. of merere, mereri, to
deserve.] Undeserving. [Obs.] Milton.
(Im*mers"a*ble) a. See Immersible.
(Im*merse") a. [L. immersus, p. p. of immergere. See Immerge.] Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
[Obs.] "Things immerse in matter." Bacon.
(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.
Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave.J Warton.
More than a mile immersed within the wood.Dryden.
2. To baptize by immersion.
3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
The queen immersed in such a trance.Tennyson.
It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments of
(Im*mersed") p. p. & a.
1. Deeply plunged into anything, especially a fluid.
2. Deeply occupied; engrossed; entangled.
3. (Bot.) Growing wholly under water. Gray.
(Im*mers"i*ble) a. [From Immerse.] Capable of being immersed.
(Im*mers"i*ble), a. [Pref. im- not + L. mersus, p. p. of mergere to plunge.] Not capable
of being immersed.
(Im*mer"sion) n. [L. immersio; cf. F. immersion.]
1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion
of Achilles in the Styx.
2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life.Atterbury.
4. (Astron.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation
of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; opposed to emersion.