absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
take in liquids
"The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
receive into the mind and retain
"Imbibe ethical principles"
To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).
To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.
Origin: From prefix im- + bibere, whence also beverage (via Old French).
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
to receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors
to saturate; to imbue
Origin: [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-bīb′, v.t. to drink in: to absorb: to receive into the mind.—v.i. to drink, absorb.—ns. Imbib′er; Imbibi′tion. [L. imbibĕre—in, in, into, bibĕre, to drink.]
The numerical value of imbibe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of imbibe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- vstřebat, nasát, nasávatCzech
- juoda, omaksua, imeä itseensäFinnish
- deoghailScottish Gaelic
- 마시다, 흡수하다Korean
- nuttigen, drinken, tot zich nemen, opnemenDutch
- bea, îmbibaRomanian
- перенимать, поглощать, пить, приниматьRussian
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