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