adjective \ˈbi-byə-ləs\

Definition of BIBULOUS

:  highly absorbent
a :  fond of alcoholic beverages
b :  of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages
bib·u·lous·ly adverb
bib·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of BIBULOUS

  1. <special drying cloths that are so bibulous that they can absorb 10 times their weight in water>
  2. <a campaign to make the bibulous fraternity brother a collegiate archetype of the past>

Origin of BIBULOUS

Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink — more at potable
First Known Use: 1675

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adjective \ˈbib-yə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIBULOUS

: highly absorbent <bibulous paper>


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