steep
noun.
a steep place (as on a hill)
verb.
devote (oneself) fully to
He immersed himself into his studies
verb.
let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
steep the blossoms in oil|steep the fruit in alcohol
Synonym: infuse
adj.
having a sharp inclination
the steep attic stairs|steep cliffs
adj.
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
exorbitant rent|extortionate prices|spends an outrageous amount on entertainment|usurious interest rate|unconscionable spending
adj.
of a slope; set at a high angle
note the steep incline|a steep roof sheds snow
Antonym: gradual