bibulous

Synonyms and related words:
absorbent, addicted to drink, adsorbent, assimilative, bibacious, blotting, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, crapulent, crapulous, digestive, drinking, drunken, endosmotic, excessive, exosmotic, extravagant, extreme, given to drink, gluttonous, imbibitory, immoderate, incontinent, indulgent, inordinate, intemperate, osmotic, overindulgent, overindulging, prodigal, resorbent, self-indulgent, soaking, sorbent, sottish, spongeous, spongy, swilling, swinish, thirsty, tippling, too much, toping, unbridled, unconstrained, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unfrugal, unlimited, unmeasured, unrestrained, unthrifty, winebibbing

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  • Bibulous — Bib u*lous, a. [L. bibulus, fr. bibere to drink. See {Bib}, v. t. ] 1. Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bibulous — (adj.) 1670s, spongy, absorbent, from L. bibulus drinking readily, given to drink; of things, absorbent; moistened, from bibere to drink (see IMBIBE (Cf. imbibe)). Meaning fond of drink attested in English by 1861 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bibulous — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ very fond of drinking alcohol. DERIVATIVES bibulously adverb bibulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin bibulus freely drinking , from bibere to drink …   English terms dictionary

  • bibulous — [bib′yo͞o ləs] adj. [L bibulus < bibere,IMBIBE] 1. highly absorbent 2. addicted to or fond of alcoholic beverages bibulously adv. bibulousness n …   English World dictionary

  • bibulous — SYN: absorbent (1). [L. bibulus, drinking freely, absorbent] * * * bib·u·lous bib yə ləs adj highly absorbent <bibulous paper> * * * bib·u·lous (bibґu ləs) [L. bibulus, from bibere to drink] 1. absorbent or spongy. 2. having the… …   Medical dictionary

  • bibulous — bib|u|lous [ bıbjələs ] adjective HUMOROUS a bibulous person enjoys drinking a lot of alcohol …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bibulous — UK [ˈbɪbjʊləs] / US [ˈbɪbjələs] adjective humorous a bibulous person enjoys drinking a lot of alcohol …   English dictionary

  • bibulous — adjective Etymology: Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink more at potable Date: 1675 1. highly absorbent 2. a. fond of alcoholic beverages b. of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages • bibulously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bibulous — bibulously, adv. bibulousness, bibulosity /bib yeuh los i tee/, n. /bib yeuh leuhs/, adj. 1. fond of or addicted to drink. 2. absorbent; spongy. [1665 75; < L bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (c. Skt píbati (he) drinks) + ulus ULOUS)] …   Universalium

  • bibulous — adjective a) very absorbent b) given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol …   Wiktionary

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