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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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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im·bi·bi·tion

n. imbibición, absorción de un líquido por un sólido causante de inflamación.
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