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imbibition

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noun im·bi·bi·tion \ˌim-bə-ˈbi-shən\

Definition of imbibition

  1. :  the act or action of imbibing; especially :  the taking up of fluid by a colloidal system resulting in swelling

im·bi·bi·tion·al play \-ˈbish-nəl, -ˈbi-shə-nəl\ adjective


15th Century

First Known Use of imbibition

15th century


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imbibition

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noun im·bi·bi·tion \ˌim-bə-ˈbish-ən\

Medical Definition of imbibition

  1. :  the action or process of assimilating, taking into solution, or taking in liquid; especially :  the taking up of fluid by a colloidal system resulting in swelling

  2. im·bibe \im-ˈbīb\play verb, im·bibed im·bib·ing




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