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English definition of “imbibe”

imbibe

verb     /ɪmˈbaɪb/
[I or T] formal or humorous to drink , especially alcohol : Have you been imbibing again?Drinking alcoholDrinking [T] to receive and accept information , etc.Knowing and learning
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