The DICT Development Group
1 definition found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Imbibe \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 soak up; 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.
Questions or comments about this site?