HyperDic: imbibition

English > 2 senses of the word imbibition:
NOUNprocessimbibition(chemistry) the absorption of a liquid / liquid by a solid or gel
actimbibition, drinking, imbibingthe act of consuming liquids / liquids
English > imbibition: 2 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(chemistry) the absorption of a liquid / liquid by a solid or gel.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderabsorption, soaking up(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another
Verbsimbibetake (gas, light or heat) into a solution
English > imbibition: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of consuming liquids / liquids.
Synonymsdrinking, imbibing
Narrowergulping, swilling, guzzlingThe drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
potationThe act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
Broaderconsumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Verbsimbibetake in liquids / liquids

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