Imbibítion. n.s. [imbibition, French, from imbibe.] The act of sucking or drinking in.
Most powders grow more coherent by mixture of water than of oil: the reason is the congruity of bodies, which maketh a perfecter imbibition and incorporation. Bacon.
Heat and cold have a virtual transition, without communication of substance, but in moisture not; and to all madefaction there is required an imbibition. Bacon's Natural History.
A drop of oil, let fall upon a sheet of white paper, that part of it, which, by the imbibition of the liquor, acquires a greater continuity and some transparency, will appear much darker than the rest; many of the incident beams of light being now transmitted, that otherwise would be reflected. Boyle.