Im*bibe" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbibed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Imbibing.] [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]
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.
To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors.
To saturate; to imbue.
[Obs.] "Earth, imbibed
with . . . acid."
Sir I. Newton.
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