• IPA: /ɪmˈbaɪb/

imbibe (imbibes, present participle imbibing; past and past participle imbibed)

  1. To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).
  2. (figuratively) To take in; absorb.
    to imbibe knowledge
    • 2006, Marsha Keith Schuchard, Why Mrs Blake Cried, Pimlico 2007, p. 219:
      Like the late Dr Falk (d. 1782), Grabianka was a native of Podolia, where Sabbatian influences were strong among local Jews, and he imbibed many of their notions.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: embeber
  • Russian: перенимать

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