imbibe definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To take in.
    • to soak up and take in as though by drinking: "your whole body . . . imbibes pleasure through every pore” ( Henry David Thoreau).
    • To receive and take in into the brain: "Gladstone had . . . imbibed a stronger prejudice against Us Citizens” ( Philip Magnus).
    • Obsolete To permeate; saturate.
    • To drink in; to absorb; to absorb; to suck and take in; for as by-drinking.
    • To receive or soak up in to the brain and keep
    • To saturate; to imbue.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To drink alcohol consumption.
  • verb:
    • To drink (used usually of alcoholic beverages).
    • experience; because, to imbibe knowledge.
    • get into the head and retain
    • take-in, also metaphorically
    • simply take (gasoline, light or heat) into a solution
    • ingest liquids
  • others:
    • To take in in; soak up by or as if by-drinking: as, a sponge imbibes dampness.
    • to get or acknowledge in to the mind; imbue an individual's brain with: as, to imbibe errors.
    • To cause to drink in; imbue.
    • To drink; soak up liquid or dampness.

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