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im·bi·bi·tion

 (ĭm′bə-bĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of imbibing.
2. Chemistry Absorption of fluid by a colloid or porous solid that often results in swelling.

im′bi·bi′tion·al adj.

imbibition

(ˌɪmbɪˈbɪʃən)
n
1. (Chemistry) chem the absorption or adsorption of a liquid by a gel or solid
2. (Photography) photog the absorption of dyes by gelatine, used in some colour printing processes
3. obsolete the act of imbibing

im•bi•bi•tion

(ˌɪm bəˈbɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of imbibing.
2. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
im`bi•bi′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imbibition - (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
absorption, soaking up - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
2.imbibition - the act of consuming liquidsimbibition - the act of consuming liquids  
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
guzzling, swilling, gulping - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
potation - the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
Translations

im·bi·bi·tion

n. imbibición, absorción de un líquido por un sólido causante de inflamación.
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Priming also causes to reduce the adherence of seed coat due to imbibition, which may permit to emerge out redicle without resistance as [21] reported that the priming minimizes seed coat adherence during emergence of muskmelon seeds.
Because fluid imbibition is an estrogen response, care was taken to retain all uterine luminal fluid.
The effect of displacement rate on imbibition relative permeability and residual saturation," Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 52 (1-4) (2006): 54-70.
For example, a culture of uterine epithelial cells might be expected to proliferate and/or show changes in morphology in response to an estrogen but would not respond in ways that are so obvious in the intact uterus, such as thinning of the uterine wall or imbibition of fluid.
Seed imbibition is commonly required to initiate seed germination via water uptake and tissue rehydration in many species (Wester 1995).
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For the determination of the amount of water absorption after drying, the samples were subjected to imbibition in distilled water over a 12-hour period in a controlled-temperature chamber at 25 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C.
Seed germination and seedling emergence result from a sequence of biological events initiated by water imbibition followed by enzymatic metabolism of storage nutrients.
Comparison of gene expression changes with alterations in uterine weight and histologic alterations, and analysis of gene expression data according to gene function allowed us to implicate specific groups of genes in driving water imbibition in the stromal endothelium, synchronous cell proliferation, and cytoarchitectural changes associated with luminal epithelial cell differentiation.
Although heat-induced germination is associated with disruption of the testa allowing imbibition, exposure to smoke has no influence on this process (Keeley & Fotheringham, 1997).
The treatments were compared with three controls (without seed imbibition in distilled water or bio-regulator), one for each genotype (3 x 6) + 3.
It involves imbibition of seeds in water under controlled conditions to initiate early events of germination, followed by drying the seed back to its initial moisture content.