- 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.
Origin of imbibition
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Related Wordsconcentration, surfeit, intensity, satiety, permeation, imbibition, interpenetration, impregnation
Examples from the Web for imbibition
I proceeded with the imbibition of Father McPhilpin's excellent tea.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The authors appear to have all imbibed a juniper-berry mania—probably from the imbibition of their favourite beverage.
The endocardium may be stained from the imbibition of blood.
The inner surface of the great vessels at the base of the heart is stained by imbibition.
This is especially the case when the imbibition of the cell wall is one-sided, and causes a bending of the cell.The Wonders of Life
- 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
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- Absorption of fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling.
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