(verb) [embeber, absorver]: 1) To take in liquid; the transitive form of the verb means to drink alcoholic beverages, specifically; 2) To absorb anything.
This word goes beyond simply drinking or eating to absorbing anything that one finds essential or pleasurable. Anywhere you would use "drink"or "absorb" you may embellish your speech with this more eloquent term: "Teachers enjoy seeing a student imbibe knowledge with passion." "Meeting Hortense at the party was enjoyable; I imbibed her understanding of the Japanese economy, as well as a few glasses of burgundy." "After two humid, suffocating hours of tennis, let's off to the pub and imbibe a few." [entornar umas e outras?]