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Definition 1: a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged - [noun denoting act]

(immersion is a kind of ...) a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

"most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"

(... is a kind of immersion ) baptism by immersion three times (in the names in turn of the Trinity)

Definition 2: the act of wetting something by submerging it - [noun denoting act]

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(immersion is a kind of ...) the act of making something wet

Definition 3: complete attention; intense mental effort - [noun denoting cognition]

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(immersion is a kind of ...) the faculty or power of mental concentration

"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

(... is a kind of immersion ) the concentration of attention or energy on something

"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"

(... is a kind of immersion ) the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation

(... is a kind of immersion ) a state of deep mental absorption

"she is in a deep study"

Definition 4: sinking until covered completely with water - [noun denoting event]

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(immersion is a kind of ...) a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

"they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

(... is a kind of immersion ) a brief immersion

Definition 5: (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for immersion in the sense of this definition

(immersion is a kind of ...) the event of passing out of sight

(... is part of immersion) one celestial body obscures another

(immersion belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

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