Imbibe Definition

imbibed, imbibes, imbibing
imbibed, imbibes, imbibing
To drink, esp. alcoholic liquor.
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To take in with the senses; drink in.
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To drink (esp. alcoholic liquor)
Webster's New World
To absorb (moisture)
Webster's New World
To inhale.
Webster's New World

Origin of Imbibe

  • Middle English embiben to soak up, saturate from Latin imbibere to drink in, imbibe in- in in–2 bibere to drink pō(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French imbiber, from Latin prefix im- (“im-”) + bibere (“to drink”), whence also beverage (via Old French).

    From Wiktionary

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