imbibe imbibe  /ɪm ˈbaɪb/


  1. (v) take in, also metaphorically
  2. (v) take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
  3. (v) take in liquids
  4. (v) receive into the mind and retain


Derived Word(s)


  1. New owners troop to Omaha, where they learn staffing, pricing and marketing and imbibe the company's feel-good vibe of helping seniors.
  2. For everyone, it meant stifling conformity, a society suffocated by rules about how people should dress, pray, imbibe and love.
  3. Once a nation of social drinkers, Poles now imbibe under any conditions and at the least excuse.


  1. UF study: Many designated drivers not abstaining from drinking

    Two in five designated drivers imbibe before getting behind the wheel, according to a University of Florida study.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Gainesville Sun

  2. Designated Drivers Often Drink, Study Finds

    You may be safer calling a cab than relying on your friends after a night of drinking, new research suggests. Roughly 40 percent of designated drivers still imbibe when they go out, many to a level that would impair them behind the wheel, a new study finds.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News

  3. Film Review: Hey Bartender

    With all the vast, global attention these days about what our bodies ingest, we have become a world of “foodies.” And nudging right alongside are those who might be termed “drinkies”—if not downright alcoholics—those obsessed with what we imbibe, liquor-wise.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Film Journal


  1. "Even fear - the risk of life, family is not enough to keep you from it," Gibson says. "That's the hell of it. You're indefensible against it. If your nature is to imbibe. & So you must keep that under arrest, in a sense. But you cannot do it...
    on Oct 10, 2006 By: Mel Gibson Source:

  2. Mr. Kerim warned that the world "cannot afford to undermine this collective political momentum by calculating to imbibe it with hesitation in order to derail or disrupt the process."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Srgjan Kerim Source: UN News Centre

  3. "Entrepreneurship should be a life-long passion, inspiring us to face the challenges en-route. Though money and profits are no less important, it is the ethical values such as integrity, honesty, transparency, commitment and humility that we imbibe...
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Azim Premji Source: (blog)

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