im·bibe /ɪmˈbaɪb/ 動詞
Im·bibe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbibed p. pr. & vb. n. Imbibing.]
1. To drink in; to absorb; to soak up; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture.
2. To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors.
3. To saturate; to imbue. [Obs.] “Earth, imbibed with . . . acid.”
v 1: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[syn: absorb, suck, soak up, sop up, suck up,
draw, take in, take up]
2: take (gas, light or heat) into a solution [syn: assimilate]
3: take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each
day"; "The children like to drink soda" [syn: drink]
4: receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical