Definitions for imbibeɪmˈbaɪb

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. assimilate, imbibe(verb)

    take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

  3. drink, imbibe(verb)

    take in liquids

    "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

  4. imbibe(verb)

    receive into the mind and retain

    "Imbibe ethical principles"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. imbibe(Verb)

    To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).

  2. imbibe(Verb)

    To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

  3. Origin: From prefix im- + bibere, whence also beverage (via Old French).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Imbibe(verb)

    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. Imbibe(verb)

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

  3. Imbibe(verb)

    to saturate; to imbue

  4. Origin: [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]


Translations for imbibe

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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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