Bibulous Bib"u*lous, a. [L. bibulus, fr. bibere to drink. See {Bib}, v. t. ] 1. Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling. [1913 Webster]

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  • bibulous — (adj.) 1670s, spongy, absorbent, from L. bibulus drinking readily, given to drink; of things, absorbent; moistened, from bibere to drink (see IMBIBE (Cf. imbibe)). Meaning fond of drink attested in English by 1861 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bibulous — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ very fond of drinking alcohol. DERIVATIVES bibulously adverb bibulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin bibulus freely drinking , from bibere to drink …   English terms dictionary

  • bibulous — [bib′yo͞o ləs] adj. [L bibulus < bibere,IMBIBE] 1. highly absorbent 2. addicted to or fond of alcoholic beverages bibulously adv. bibulousness n …   English World dictionary

  • bibulous — SYN: absorbent (1). [L. bibulus, drinking freely, absorbent] * * * bib·u·lous bib yə ləs adj highly absorbent <bibulous paper> * * * bib·u·lous (bibґu ləs) [L. bibulus, from bibere to drink] 1. absorbent or spongy. 2. having the… …   Medical dictionary

  • bibulous — bib|u|lous [ bıbjələs ] adjective HUMOROUS a bibulous person enjoys drinking a lot of alcohol …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bibulous — UK [ˈbɪbjʊləs] / US [ˈbɪbjələs] adjective humorous a bibulous person enjoys drinking a lot of alcohol …   English dictionary

  • bibulous — adjective Etymology: Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink more at potable Date: 1675 1. highly absorbent 2. a. fond of alcoholic beverages b. of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages • bibulously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bibulous — bibulously, adv. bibulousness, bibulosity /bib yeuh los i tee/, n. /bib yeuh leuhs/, adj. 1. fond of or addicted to drink. 2. absorbent; spongy. [1665 75; < L bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (c. Skt píbati (he) drinks) + ulus ULOUS)] …   Universalium

  • bibulous — adjective a) very absorbent b) given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol …   Wiktionary

  • bibulous — Synonyms and related words: absorbent, addicted to drink, adsorbent, assimilative, bibacious, blotting, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, crapulent, crapulous, digestive, drinking, drunken, endosmotic, excessive, exosmotic, extravagant, extreme,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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