"She immerged the vegetables in water. You could - but would find people look at you oddly."
Why is that? Dictionary.com says that "to emmerge" means:
1.to plunge, as into a fluid. 2.to disappear by entering into any medium, as the moon into the shadow of the sun.
and it has the archaic meaning of "to immerse", as to be absorbed by something.So what's wrong with my sentence? I meant to put the vegetables in water, as to sink them in water, like cleaning them in order to prepare food. Can I use it with this meaning, or is it also considered an archaic word?