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imbibe

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  • drink (sth, esp alcohol) [Barron]
  • to absorb or take in as if by drinking [Taisha]
    1. to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink: He imbibed great quantities of iced tea.
    2. to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat: Plants imbibe moisture from the soil.
    3. to take or receive into the mind, as knowledge, ideas, or the like: to imbibe a sermon; to imbibe beautiful scenery
    [Webster]

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