imbibition

Definitions of imbibition
  1. noun
    the act of consuming liquids
    synonyms: drinking, imbibing
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    types:
    gulping, guzzling, swilling
    the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
    potation
    the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
    type of:
    consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  2. noun
    (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel
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    type of:
    absorption, soaking up
    (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
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