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Definition of Imbibe

Imbibe: 1. To drink, often referring to alcoholic beverages in popular culture. 2. To absorb or take up fluid.
From the Latin imbibere (to drink in) in the sense of consuming drink, absorbing liquids, and appropriating ideas.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=32559
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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