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bibulous

[bib-yuh-luh s] /ˈbɪb yə ləs/
adjective
1.
fond of or addicted to drink.
2.
absorbent; spongy.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (cognate with Sanskrit píbati (he) drinks) + -ulus -ulous)
Related forms
bibulously, adverb
bibulousness, bibulosity
[bib-yuh-los-i-tee] /ˌbɪb yəˈlɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonbibulous, adjective
nonbibulously, adverb
nonbibulousness, noun
unbibulous, adjective
unbibulously, adverb
unbibulousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bibulosity

bibulous

/ˈbɪbjʊləs/
adjective
1.
addicted to alcohol
Derived Forms
bibulously, adverb
bibulousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink
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Word Origin and History for bibulosity

bibulous

adj.

1670s, "spongy, absorbent," from Latin bibulus "drinking readily, given to drink;" of things, "absorbent; moistened," from bibere "to drink" (see imbibe). Meaning "fond of drink" attested in English by 1861.

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