verb (used with object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
verb (used without object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
Origin of imbibe
Examples from the Web for imbiber
And the Imbiber, who was with difficulty keeping his lips in proper form, was glad enough to accept the invitation.
Cider is said to render the imbiber gout-proof and rheumatism-proof, but requires a long apprenticeship to render it palatable.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
At first the imbiber shakes as with the ague; and presently he begins to rave as if in delirium.In Search of a Siberian Klondike|Homer B. Hulbert
He had overheard the Idiot's confidences, as revealed to the genial Imbiber, regarding the sources of some of his ideas.
British Dictionary definitions for imbiber
Word Origin for imbibe
Word Origin and History for imbiber
late 14c., from Old French imbiber, embiber "to soak into," from Latin imbibere "absorb, drink in, inhale," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + bibere "to drink," related to potare "to drink," from PIE *po(i)- "to drink" (see potion). Figurative sense of "mentally drink in" (knowledge, ideas, etc.) was the main one in classical Latin, first attested in English 1550s. Related: Imbibed; imbibing.