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Imbibe

Imbibe
1. To drink in; to absorb; 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. Earth, imbibed with . . . Acid.
Origin: L. Imbibere; pref. Im- in – bibere to drink: cf. F. Imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, potable.


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