Imbibing
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • imbibing — noun The act by which something is imbibed. Many women neglected the daily herbal baths and imbibings which helped pelvic dilation …   Wiktionary

  • imbibing — im·bibe || ɪm baɪb v. drink; absorb; take in …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imbibing — noun the act of consuming liquids • Syn: ↑drinking, ↑imbibition • Derivationally related forms: ↑imbibe (for: ↑imbibition), ↑imbibe, ↑drink ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christian views on alcohol — Jesus making wine from water in The Marriage at Cana, a 14th century fresco from the Visoki Dečani monastery. Christian views on alcohol are varied. Throughout the first 1,800 years of church history, Christians consumed alcoholic beverages as …   Wikipedia

  • imbibe — [[t]ɪmba͟ɪb[/t]] imbibes, imbibing, imbibed 1) VERB To imbibe alcohol means to drink it. [FORMAL, often HUMOROUS] [V n] They were used to imbibing enormous quantities of alcohol... No one believes that current nondrinkers should be encouraged to… …   English dictionary

  • Imbibition — is defined as the displacement of one fluid by another immiscible fluid. This process is controlled and affected by a variety of factors. The capillary number ( Ca ) and the mobility ratio ( M ) have the greatest importance. A classification of… …   Wikipedia

  • Christianity and alcohol — Throughout the first 1,800 years of church history, Christians consumed alcoholic beverages as a common part of everyday life and nearly always used wine (that is, fermented grape juice) in their central rite the Eucharist or Lord s Supper. [] In …   Wikipedia

  • suctorial — /suk tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. 1. adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering. 2. having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers. 3. pertaining to or characterized by suction. [1825 35; < …   Universalium

  • Nonukah — Logo designed by F Town, King of Nonukah 2009. Type Festival Significance A holiday celebrated by those who never quite managed to plan their Hanukah party on time …   Wikipedia

  • suctorial — suc•to•ri•al [[t]sʌkˈtɔr i əl, ˈtoʊr [/t]] adj. 1) bio adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering 2) bio having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL… …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”