bib-, bibi-

(Latin: drink, to drink)

Capacity for drinking.
bibulous (adjective), more bibulous, most bibulous
1. Pertaining to the absorbent of moisture by a sponge, soil, etc.: Mike's mother used her bibulous materials to clean her house.
2. Relating to the addiction of or the excessive drinking and consumption of alcohol: Many people spent a bibulous evening celebrating the new year.

Several university students had a bibulous party after their graduation ceremony.

Many auto accidents are caused by bibulous drivers.

Overly fond of drinking alcoholic beverages.
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imbibe, imbibed
1. To drink.
2. To drink alcoholic beverages.
3. To absorb or take in as if by drinking: “The whole body ... imbibes delight through every pore” (Henry David Thoreau).
4. To receive and absorb into the mind: “Gladstone had ... imbibed a strong prejudice against Americans” (Philip Magnus).
5. To permeate; saturate.
Someone who drinks alcoholic beverages; especially, to excess.
1. The act of consuming liquids.
2. Drinking in; absorbing; receiving and retaining.
The act of imbibing.
1. The act of imbibing.
2. In chemistry: Absorption of a fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling.
imbrue, imbrues, imbruing, imbrued; embrue
1. To wet or to moisten; to soak; to drench in a fluid, chiefly in blood.
2. To saturate or to stain.
3. to impregnate or to imbue: "My parents said we were imbrued with the follies of our youth."
4. Etymology: from Middle English embrowen, embrewen, from Old French embevrer, embreuver, "to give to drink, to moisten", from Vulgar Latin imbiberare, "to give to drink".
imbue, imbues, imbuing, imbued
1. To inspire or to influence thoroughly; to pervade: "His work was imbued with the revolutionary spirit."
2. To permeate or to saturate.
3. To stain or to dye deeply.
4. Etymology: "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from Middle French imbu (influenced by Latin imbutus, past participle of imbuere, "moisten, stain", earlier embu, past participle of emboire, from Latin imbibere, "to drink in, to soak in".
Drinking a great deal.
1. Drinking everything.
2. Referring to someone who drinks anything.
reimbibe, reimbibing
To imbibe or drink again.
1. To drink intoxicating liquor habitually or excessively.
2. To drink alcoholic liquor repeatedly, a little at a time or in small quantities.
3. Etymology: of unknown origin.
1. Someone who drinks (alcoholic liquor) or who engages in such drinking; especially, habitually or to excess.
2. Etymology: of unknown origin.

Related "drink" units: dipso-; haust-; nectar-; poto-.