bibulous

adjective bib·u·lous \ ˈbi-byə-ləs \
Updated on: 24 Feb 2018

Definition of bibulous

1 : highly absorbent
2 a : fond of alcoholic beverages
b : of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages

bibulously

adverb

bibulousness

noun

Examples of bibulous in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of bibulous

Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink — more at potable

bibulous Synonyms

Synonyms

absorbent (also absorbant), spongy, thirsty;

Antonyms

nonabsorbent;

Related Words

osmotic;


Medical Dictionary

bibulous

adjective bib·u·lous \ ˈbib-yə-ləs \

medical Definition of bibulous

: highly absorbent
  • bibulous paper

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