Meaning of imbibition

im•bi•bi•tion

Pronunciation: (im"bu-bish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. act of imbibing.
  2. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
  3. (in color printing) absorption of dye by gelatin, as in the dye-transfer process.
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