[ im-bahyb ]
/ ɪmˈbaɪb /
verb (used with object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink: He imbibed great quantities of iced tea.
to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat: Plants imbibe moisture from the soil.
to take or receive into the mind, as knowledge, ideas, or the like: to imbibe a sermon; to imbibe beautiful scenery.
verb (used without object), im·bibed, im·bib·ing.
to drink, especially alcoholic beverages: Just a soft drink for me—I don't imbibe.
to absorb liquid or moisture.
Archaic. to soak or saturate; imbue.
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Origin of imbibe
1350–1400; <Latin imbibere to drink in, equivalent to im-im-1 + bibere to drink; replacing Middle English enbiben<Middle French embiber<Latin, as above
synonym study for imbibe
1. See drink.
OTHER WORDS FROM imbibeim·bib·er, nounpre·im·bibe, verb (used with object), pre·im·bibed, pre·im·bib·ing.un·im·bibed, adjectiveun·im·bib·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for imbibe
The other imbibers always gasp in horror, as if someone just snapped their single malt right out of their hand.
Punches and juleps were hastily disposed of, and the imbibers quickly sought their places.The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham
British Dictionary definitions for imbibe
/ (ɪmˈbaɪb) /
to drink (esp alcoholic drinks)
literary to take in or assimilate (ideas, facts, etc)to imbibe the spirit of the Renaissance
(tr) to take in as if by drinkingto imbibe fresh air
to absorb or cause to absorb liquid or moisture; assimilate or saturate
Derived forms of imbibeimbiber, noun
Word Origin for imbibe
C14: from Latin imbibere, from bibere to drink
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