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im•bibe



Pronunciation: (im-bīb'), [key]
v., -bibed, -bib•ing.


v.t.
1. to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink: He imbibed great quantities of iced tea.
2. to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat: Plants imbibe moisture from the soil.
3. to take or receive into the mind, as knowledge, ideas, or the like: to imbibe a sermon; to imbibe beautiful scenery.

v.i.
1. to drink, esp. alcoholic beverages: Just a soft drink for me—I don't imbibe.
2. to absorb liquid or moisture.
3. Archaic.to soak or saturate; imbue.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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