verb (used with object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
verb (used without object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
Origin of imbibe
Synonyms for imbibe
Examples from the Web for imbibers
Contemporary Examples of imbibers
The other imbibers always gasp in horror, as if someone just snapped their single malt right out of their hand.Don't Be a Single-Malt Scotch Snob
August 9, 2014
Historical Examples of imbibers
Punches and juleps were hastily disposed of, and the imbibers quickly sought their places.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Word Origin for imbibe
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.