bib·​u·​lous | \ ˈbi-byə-ləs How to pronounce bibulous (audio) \

Definition of bibulous

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

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Other Words from bibulous

bibulously adverb
bibulousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for bibulous


absorbent (also absorbant), spongy, thirsty



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Examples of bibulous in a Sentence

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

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But how differently would the Iron Lady have handled Brexit or Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s bibulous president? Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Leaders’ and ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’ Review: Getting Things Done," 16 Nov. 2018 Aside from his bibulous peculiarities, Old Roy is generous, brave, courteous and a keen lover of fun. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Judge Roy Bean left a dubious legacy in San Antonio," 20 Jan. 2018 Old-school voters expecting him to reinstate the fading habit of the long and bibulous lunch may have to wait. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Why Emmanuel Macron’s Win Is Good News for Theresa May," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of bibulous

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bibulous

Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink — more at potable

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The first known use of bibulous was in 1675

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bib·​u·​lous | \ ˈbib-yə-ləs How to pronounce bibulous (audio) \

Medical Definition of bibulous

: highly absorbent bibulous paper

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