imbibition

[im-buh-bish-uhn]
noun
1.
act of imbibing.
2.
Physical Chemistry. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
3.
Photography. (in color printing) absorption of dye by gelatin, as in the dye-transfer process.

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

imbibitional, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To imbibition
Collins
World English Dictionary
imbibition (ˌɪmbɪˈbɪʃən)
 
n
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;