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absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb
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.
Etymology: From prefix im- + bibere, whence also beverage (via Old French).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: imbibo, Latin; imbiber, French.
A pot of ashes will receive more hot water than cold, forasmuch as the warm water imbibeth more of the salt. Brown.
The torrent merciless imbibes
Commissions, perquisites, and bribes. Jonathan Swift.
The dewy-skirted clouds imbibe the sun. James Thomson, Autumn.
Those, that have imbibed this error, have extended the influence of this belief to the whole gospel, which they will not allow to contain any thing but promises. Henry Hammond.
It is not easy for the mind to put off those confused notions and prejudices it has imbibed from custom. John Locke.
Conversation with foreigners enlarges our minds, and sets them free from many prejudices we are ready to imbibe concerning them. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
Metals, corroded with a little acid, turn into rust, which is an earth tasteless and indissolvable in water; and this earth, imbibed with more acid, becomes a metallick salt. Newton.
Imbibe is a magazine published in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is published six times a year. The magazine covers beverages of all kinds, including spirits, wine, beer, coffee, and tea.
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
Etymology: [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
Examples of imbibe in a Sentence
[T]here is a wide difference between closing the door altogether and throwing it entirely open; between a postponement of fourteen years and an immediate admission to all the rights of citizenship. Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of at least a probability of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.
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- vstřebat, nasát, nasávatCzech
- juoda, imeä itseensä, omaksuaFinnish
- deoghailScottish Gaelic
- 흡수하다, 마시다Korean
- tot zich nemen, nuttigen, drinken, opnemenDutch
- îmbiba, beaRomanian
- принимать, поглощать, пить, перениматьRussian
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