verbo[with object] • formal , often • humorous
- 1Drink (alcohol): they were imbibing far too many pitchers of beerMás ejemplos en oraciones
drink, consume, sup, sip, quaff, swallow, down, guzzle, gulp (down), swill, lap, slurpBritish • informal neckNorth American • informal chugdrink, take strong drink, indulge, tipple, swillBritish • informal bevvyNorth American • informal bend one's elbow• archaic wassail, tope
- But, whatever the reason, men no longer imbibe alcohol so freely, especially during the day, as they did a few years ago.
- The company claims that if you take this pill, you will need less alcohol to stay drunk, so will imbibe less.
- Research has found that children who imbibe soft drinks tend to consume more calories than those who don't.
- 1.1Absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge): if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I wonder if young medics busy imbibing knowledge and collecting degrees will see some simple truths: There is a need for more doctors in Community Medicine; and we badly want good General Practitioners.
- The Mongols may have imbibed ideas about manoeuvre warfare from captive Chinese, but it is more likely they did it by instinct.
- When they went to summer camps, guards patrolled the perimeter and the inmates spent every waking moment imbibing the thoughts of the master.
- 1.2chiefly Botany (Especially of seeds) absorb (water) into ultramicroscopic spaces or pores.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- A permeable seed imbibes water readily when available, while an impermeable one does not take up water for days or longer.
- Until a seed imbibes water and begins to grow, weeders and cultivators have little effect.
- Seeds which had loose and damaged seed coats imbibed water very rapidly and were discarded during the first hour of imbibition.
- 1.3 Botany Place (seeds) in water in order for them to absorb it.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Seeds were imbibed in aerated water overnight and planted in pots filled with soil.
- When seeds are imbibed with water, the cells in the cotyledon tissues begin to expand quickly.
- Seeds were imbibed in water overnight and then sown on absorbent paper in plastic trays and allowed to germinate in the dark for 6 d at which stage the hypocotyls were harvested.
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- The new magazine's managing editor promises information for both the seasoned wine drinker and the occasional imbiber.
- The site offers colourful graphics and specialty products such as T-shirts and glassware, as well as amusing quotations from some of absinthe's most famous imbibers.
- Cigar smokers and after-dinner imbibers reside next door in the even woodier Connoisseur Club.
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- When cucumber seeds are placed in a horizontal position for germination, initiation of peg formation becomes visible on the concave side of the transition zone between 18 h and 24 h after imbibition.
- The authors suggested the existence of two distinct programmes operating after seed imbibition, one driving germination and the other driving reserve mobilization during early post-germinative growth.
- Thirty-five days after imbibition, the length of the longest adventitious root on each plant was recorded, and the porosity of selected adventitious roots was measured.
Pronunciación: /ɪmbɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/sustantivo (chiefly Botany )
late Middle English (in the senses 'absorb or cause to absorb moisture' and 'take into solution'): from Latin imbibere, from in- 'in' + bibere 'to drink'.