imbibe

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: imbibé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French imbiber, from Latin prefix im- (im-) + bibere (to drink), whence also beverage (via Old French).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

imbibe (third-person singular simple present imbibes, present participle imbibing, simple past and past participle imbibed)

  1. To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).
  2. (figuratively) To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

imbibe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of imbiber
  2. third-person singular present indicative of imbiber
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of imbiber
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of imbiber
  5. second-person singular imperative of imbiber

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

imbibe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of imbibō