Definitions for imbiber

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•bibe*ɪmˈbaɪb(v.)-bibed, -bib•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink.

  2. to absorb or soak up:

    Plants imbibe light from the sun.

  3. to receive into the mind:

    to imbibe a sermon.

  4. (v.i.)to drink, esp. alcoholic beverages.

  5. to absorb liquid or moisture.

* Syn: See drink.

Origin of imbibe:

1350–1400; ME enbiben < MF embiber < L imbibere to drink in =im-im -1+bibere to drink


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drinker, imbiber, toper, juicer(noun)

    a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)


  1. imbiber(Noun)

    One who imbibes, who drinks, especially alcoholic beverages.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbiber(noun)

    one who, or that which, imbibes

Translations for imbiber

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make very wet

Saturate the earth round the plants.

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