Definition of imbibition in US English:

imbibition

noun

Botany
  • The absorption of one substance by another, in particular the uptake of water by a plant or seed.

    ‘the imbibition of water through the membrane’
    ‘in thick-coated seeds the process of imbibition can take a long time’

Pronunciation

imbibition

/imˌbīˈbiSH(ə)n//ɪmˌbaɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/