imbibe
[ im-bahyb ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from Latin imbibere, from in- "in" + bibere "to drink"
Synonyms
    1.
  • absorb soak up
    2.
  • guzzle ingest drink
Antonyms
    1.
  • drain
    2.
  • abstain fast
Definition
1. to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat
2. to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink
Examples
1. A) He was just trying to imbibe a little sunshine, but the winds were making the beach trip miserable. B) The cat had curled up by the fireplace as it sought to imbibe the gentle heat.
2. A) She yearned to imbibe a cup of coffee and shake off the morning brain fog. B) He wanted to imbibe a pint of craft beer and just forget that today happened.
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