[Vocabulary] completely immersed in

nyggus

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Hi,

According to CALD, "immerse" means "to become completely involved in something" or "to put something or someone completely under the surface of a liquid". Here, I am interested in the first definition.

Since it means "to become completely involved in something", saying that someone is completely immersed means nothing more than that someone is immersed. Is that right, or is it OK to graduate the level of immersion? (I see people use "completely immersed" a lot.)

Merriam-Webster's (corresponding) definition is "to make (yourself) fully involved in some activity or interest". Again, if you're fully involved, then does it make sense to be completely fully involved? In other words, can you be partly fully involved?

Thanks,
nyggus
 

teechar

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The use of those adverbs with "immersed" is valid and natural. Don't interpret/analyze those definitions too literally!
 
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