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Definition of "imbibition" [im•bi•bi•tion]

  • The act of imbibing. (noun)
  • Chemistry Absorption of fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imbibition" in a sentence
  • "Here is the transcription of the talk, which not only explains the process of development and imbibition printing, but also notes which color timing corrections are available at which level..."
  • "Other seeds harvested at ECHO for our seedbank are dried thoroughly, but not so much that such imbibition injury is likely."
  • "You risk damaging the seed by imbibition [water uptake] injury if it is sown straight from the packet into damp ground."