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bib·u·lous

 (bĭb′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink: a bibulous fellow; a bibulous evening.
2. Very absorbent, as paper or soil.

[From Latin bibulus, from bibere, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

bib′u·lous·ly adv.
bib′u·lous·ness n.

bibulous

(ˈbɪbjʊləs)
adj
addicted to alcohol
[C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink]
ˈbibulously adv
ˈbibulousness n

bib•u•lous

(ˈbɪb yə ləs)

adj.
1. fond of or addicted to drink.
2. absorbent; spongy.
[1665–75; < Latin bibulus=bib(ere) to drink + -ulus -ulous]
bib′u•lous•ly, adv.
bib′u•lous•ness, bib`u•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.

bibulous

- First meant "absorbent, like a sponge," and later figuratively meant "addicted to alcohol."
See also related terms for sponge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bibulous - given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholbibulous - given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol; "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"; "his boozy drinking companions"; "thick boozy singing"; "a drunken binge"; "two drunken gentlemen holding each other up"; "sottish behavior"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"

bibulous

adjective
Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up:
Translations

bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] ADJbebedor, borrachín

bibulous

adj (form) persontrunksüchtig

bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] adj (hum) → avvinazzato/a
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This is clearly suggested by his rather unapologetic reference to English bibulousness.