imbibe

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verb im·bibe \im-ˈbīb\

Definition of imbibe

imbibed

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imbibing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  soak, steep

  3. 2a :  to receive into the mind and retain imbibe moral principlesb :  to assimilate or take into solution

  4. 3a :  drinkb :  to take in or up a sponge imbibes moisture

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  drink 2

  7. 2a :  to take in liquidb :  to absorb or assimilate moisture, gas, light, or heat

imbiber

noun

Examples of imbibe in a Sentence

  1. She imbibed vast quantities of coffee.

  2. She never imbibes but isn't offended when others do.

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Origin and Etymology of imbibe

Middle English enbiben to absorb, cause to absorb, from Latin imbibere to drink in, absorb, from in- + bibere to drink — more at potable


First Known Use: 14th century


IMBIBE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of imbibe for English Language Learners

  • : to drink (something)

  • : to drink alcohol



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