Part of speech: verb

To drink in; absorb.

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Usage examples "imbibe":

  1. Their bad example was followed by several burghers, and many a man who had not been given to drinking used this opportunity to imbibe a good quantity, making it very difficult for us to keep things in order. - "My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War", Ben Viljoen.
  2. Korolenko alone, who was living during the greater part of this time as a political prisoner in distant Yakutsk, where he did not imbibe the untoward influences of the reaction, remained unmoved and strong. - "Maxim Gorki", Hans Ostwald.
  3. But if they happened to imbibe a taste for music, we should quickly perceive a sensible difference in their customs and manners. - "Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery", Robert Means Lawrence.