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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·bibe /ɪmˈbaɪb/
 (vt.)飲,吸取,吸入(vi.)喝,吸收水分

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·bibe /ɪmˈbaɪb/ 動詞
 浸滲,吸取,吸脹

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 imbibe
      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
         principles"