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imbibe

See also: imbibé

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From Old French imbiber, from Latin prefix im- (im-) + bibere (to drink), whence also beverage (via Old French).

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imbibe (third-person singular simple present imbibes, present participle imbibing, simple past and past participle imbibed)

  1. To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).
  2. (figuratively) To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

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imbibe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of imbiber
  2. third-person singular present indicative of imbiber
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of imbiber
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of imbiber
  5. second-person singular imperative of imbiber

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imbibe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of imbibō