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imbibing

 
Noun imbibing has 1 sense
  1. drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
    --1 is a kind of consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    --1 has particulars: gulping, swilling, guzzling; potation
    Derived form: verb imbibe3
Verb imbibe has 4 senses
  1. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
    Derived form: noun imbiber1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. assimilate, imbibe - take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
    --2 is one way to absorb
    Derived form: noun imbibition1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
    --3 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun imbibition2, noun imbiber1, noun imbibing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. imbibe - receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles"
    --4 is one way to
    absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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