Definitions for: Imbibe


[v] receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles"
[v] take in liquids
[v] take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[v] take into solution, as of gas, light, or heat



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 suck or take in; to receive as
by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge
imbibes moisture.

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

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

Synonyms: absorb, assimilate, draw, drink, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up

See Also: absorb, aspirate, assimilate, attract, belt down, blot, bolt down, consume, down, drain the cup, draw in, drink down, drink up, guggle, gulp, gurgle, guzzle, have, ingest, ingest, kill, lap, lap up, mop, mop up, pour down, pull, pull in, quaff, sip, sponge up, suck, suck in, swig, swill, swill down, take, take in, take in, toss off, wipe up

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