Imbibed
Imbibe Im*bibe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbibed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbibing}.] [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. {Bib}, {Imbue}, {Potable}.] 1. To drink in; to absorb; to soak up; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture. [1913 Webster]

2. To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors. [1913 Webster]

3. To saturate; to imbue. [Obs.] ``Earth, imbibed with . . . acid.'' --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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