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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of consuming liquids;
[syn: drinking, imbibing, imbibition]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imbibe \Im*bibe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbibed; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbibing.] [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.] 1. To drink in; to absorb; to soak up; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture. [1913 Webster] 2. To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors. [1913 Webster] 3. To saturate; to imbue. [Obs.] "Earth, imbibed with . . . acid." --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]




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