Definition of imbibe
2a : to receive into the mind and retain imbibe moral principlesb : to assimilate or take into solution
3a : drinkb : to take in or up a sponge imbibes moisture
1 : drink 2
2a : to take in liquidb : to absorb or assimilate moisture, gas, light, or heat
Examples of imbibe in a Sentence
She imbibed vast quantities of coffee.
She never imbibes but isn't offended when others do.
Recent Examples of imbibe from the Web
Munch on sandwiches, salads and appetizers and imbibe new Sandbar wine blends from neighboring Telaya Wine Co., a cocktail or a brew as local musicians, singer/songwriters and bands play a mix of originals and covers, from folk to rock to jazz.
With Memorial Day this very Monday, here's a guide for surviving a three-day weekend while imbibing your way through it—and returning to work in one piece on Tuesday.
Born into a high-class Whig household Darwin imbibed the anti-slavery sentiments of his family early and hung onto them throughout his life.
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IMBIBE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imbibe for English Language Learners
: to drink (something)
: to drink alcohol
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