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Definition of imbibe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they imbibe
    he / she / it imbibes
    past simple imbibed
    -ing form imbibing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] imbibe (something) (formal or humorous) to drink something, especially alcohol
  2. 2[transitive] imbibe something (formal) to absorb something, especially information He imbibed elements of oriental mysticism from the years he spent in India.
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