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Imbibition   Listen

(chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel.
The act of consuming liquids.  Synonyms: drinking, imbibing.

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"Imbibition" Quotes from Famous Books

... aristocracy—which sanctifies it for people who would be happier with lemonade. Wherefore I doubt not there would be a public to adventure on liquid oxygen, though it were congealed in the attempt. The imbibition thereof might indeed replace suicide and cremation—it would both kill and cure, and our frozen bodies might be preserved in family ice-safes for the edification of scientific posterity. I should not marvel if liquid air or oxygen became an article of the euthanasian creed. As for sewer-gas, ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... intellectual faculties, like rays, shoot forth in direct tendency to their ultimate point of perfection; and, as they advance, each individual mind imperceptibly imbibes the influence and light of each, and is by this imbibition alone enabled to ...
— An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste, and of the Origin of - our Ideas of Beauty, etc. • Frances Reynolds

Words linked to "Imbibition" :   consumption, swilling, guzzling, drinking, uptake, soaking up, intake, absorption, imbibe, imbibing, gulping, chemistry, chemical science, ingestion, potation

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