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Meaning of IMBIBE

Pronunciation:  im'bIb

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

IMBIBE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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