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imbibition

Pronunciation: im'bi-bish'un

Definition:

  1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either.
  2. Taking up of water by a gel, thereby increasing its size.

[L. im-bibo, to drink in (in + bibo)]

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