Dictionary.com

imbibition

[ im-buh-bish-uhn ]
/ ˌɪm bəˈbɪʃ ən /
Save This Word!

noun
act of imbibing.
Physical Chemistry. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
Photography. (in color printing) absorption of dye by gelatin, as in the dye-transfer process.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of imbibition

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at imbibe, -ition

OTHER WORDS FROM imbibition

im·bi·bi·tion·al, adjective

Words nearby imbibition

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use imbibition in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for imbibition

imbibition
/ (ˌɪmbɪˈbɪʃən) /

noun
chem the absorption or adsorption of a liquid by a gel or solid
photog the absorption of dyes by gelatine, used in some colour printing processes
obsolete the act of imbibing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK