imbibition


im·bi·bi·tion

noun \ˌim-bə-ˈbi-shən\

Definition of IMBIBITION

:  the act or action of imbibing; especially :  the taking up of fluid by a colloidal system resulting in swelling
im·bi·bi·tion·al \-ˈbish-nəl, -ˈbi-shə-nəl\ adjective

First Known Use of IMBIBITION

15th century

im·bi·bi·tion

noun \ˌim-bə-ˈbish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IMBIBITION

: 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
im·bibe \im-ˈbīb\ verb, im·bibed im·bib·ing

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