bibulously

bibulous

[bib-yuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
fond of or addicted to drink.
2.
absorbent; spongy.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (cognate with Sanskrit píbati (he) drinks) + -ulus -ulous)

bibulously, adverb
bibulousness, bibulosity [bib-yuh-los-i-tee] , noun
nonbibulous, adjective
nonbibulously, adverb
nonbibulousness, noun
unbibulous, adjective
unbibulously, adverb
unbibulousness, noun
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bibulous (ˈbɪbjʊləs)
 
adj
addicted to alcohol
 
[C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink]
 
'bibulously
 
adv
 
'bibulousness
 
n

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bibulous
"fond of drink, spongy," 1670s, from L. bibulus "drinking readily," from bibere "to drink" (see imbibe).
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