Definition of Imbibe

1. Verb. Take in, also metaphorically. "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Exact synonyms: Absorb, Draw, Soak Up, Sop Up, Suck, Suck Up, Take In, Take Up
Specialized synonyms: Mop, Mop Up, Wipe Up, Blot, Sponge Up
Derivative terms: Absorber, Absorption, Imbiber, Suck, Sucker
Also: Draw In, Draw In, Suck In



2. Verb. Take (gas, light or heat) into a solution.
Exact synonyms: Assimilate
Generic synonyms: Absorb
Derivative terms: Assimilation, Assimilative, Assimilatory, Imbibition

3. Verb. Take in liquids. "The animals imbibe"; "The children like to drink soda"

4. Verb. Receive into the mind and retain. "Imbibe ethical principles"
Generic synonyms: Absorb, Assimilate, Ingest, Take In

Definition of Imbibe

1. v. t. To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture.

Definition of Imbibe

1. Verb. To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages). ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imbibe

1. to drink [v -BIBED, -BIBING, -BIBES] - See also: drink

Medical Definition of Imbibe

1. 1. To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture. 2. To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors. 3. To saturate; to imbue. "Earth, imbibed with . . . Acid." Origin: L. Imbibere; pref. Im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. Imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbibe

imbecility
imbed
imbedded
imbedding
imbeds
imbellic
imbenching
imbenchings
imber-goose
imberb
imbetween
imbezzle
imbezzled
imbezzles
imbezzling
imbibe (current term)
imbibed
imbiber
imbibers
imbibes
imbibing
imbibings
imbibition
imbibitional
imbibitions
imbition
imbitions
imbitter
imbittered
imbitterer

Literary usage of Imbibe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tree-lifter, Or, a New Method of Transplanting Forest Trees by George Greenwood (1876)
"These opinions, in this order, will be discussed in the following pages, with one With the exception stated below, trees imbibe from wbe from ..."

2. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"... which being sated with short circulation, has generally had no long time to dissolve or imbibe any foreign substances by the way. ..."

3. Six Months in America by Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1833)
"should thence imbibe strange and unjust ideas of the best American manners. I have heard that common sense is the characteristic of the Americans; ..."

4. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer".: A Biographical Sketch by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"Early impressions are the most durable, and children insensibly imbibe principles, which though they may not apparently produce any effect, gradually expand ..."

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