Imbibe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbaɪb|  American pronunciation of the word imbibe
Brit.  |ɪmˈbaɪb|  British pronunciation of the word imbibe


- take in, also metaphorically (syn: absorb, draw, suck, suck up, take in, take up)
- take (gas, light or heat) into a solution (syn: assimilate)
- take in liquids (syn: drink)
- receive into the mind and retain

Extra examples

She imbibed vast quantities of coffee.

She never imbibes but isn't offended when others do.

A sponge imbibes moisture.

We were delighted to imbibe fresh air.

Such salts are easily imbibed by water.

Young people easily imbibe bad habits.

Both men imbibed considerable quantities of gin.

She had imbibed the traditions of her family.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: imbibe
he/she/it: imbibes
present participle: imbibing
past tense: imbibed
past participle: imbibed
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