bibulous

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From Latin bibulus (freely or readily drinking) (from bibō (I drink); whence also beverage and imbibe) +‎ -ous.

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bibulous (comparative more bibulous, superlative most bibulous)

  1. Very absorbent.
    • 2015, Michael J. Leboffe, Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application, page 217:
      Wearing gloves and chemical eye protection, cover the smear with a strip of bibulous paper cut slightly smaller than the slide.
  2. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol.
    Synonyms: bibacious, boozy, sottish

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