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 for immersion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immersion \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.
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     2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism,
        as, practiced by the Baptists.
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     3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep
        engagedness.
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              Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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     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.
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     Immersion lens, a microscopic objective of short focal
        distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil,
        between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is
        practically immersed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  immersion
      n 1: sinking until covered completely with water [syn:
           submergence, submerging, submersion, immersion]
      2: (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an
         eclipse [syn: ingress, immersion] [ant: egress,
         emersion]
      3: complete attention; intense mental effort [syn:
         concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion]
      4: a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is
         submerged
      5: the act of wetting something by submerging it [syn:
         submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "immersion":
     absorbed attention, absorption, affusion, application, aspergation,
     aspersion, baptism, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration,
     baptistery, baptizement, bath, bathing, bedewing, burial, chrismal,
     christening, concentration, contemplation, dampening, damping,
     deep study, deep thought, deluge, dewing, dip, dipping, dousing,
     drowning, duck, ducking, dunking, engagement, engrossment,
     engulfment, flooding, font, hosing, hosing down, humidification,
     immergence, infusion, intentness, inundation, involvement,
     irrigation, laving, meditation, moistening, monomania, obsession,
     preoccupation, profound thought, rapt attention, rinsing,
     single-mindedness, sinking, souse, sousing, sparging, spattering,
     splashing, splattering, spraying, sprinkling, studiousness, study,
     submergence, submersion, swashing, total immersion, watering,
     wetting
  
  

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