act of imbibing.
Physical Chemistry. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
Photography. (in color printing) absorption of dye by gelatin, as in the dye-transfer process.

1425–75; late Middle English; see imbibe, -ition

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

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imbibition im·bi·bi·tion (ĭm'bə-bĭsh'ən)
Absorption of fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling.

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Example sentences
Novel imbibition measurements on mixed-wet rock and network models.
All imbibition tests were performed at reservoir temperature.
Imbibition requires the gas phase pressure to decrease.
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