- act of imbibing.
- Physical Chemistry. the absorption of solvent by a gel.
- Photography. (in color printing) absorption of dye by gelatin, as in the dye-transfer process.
- chem the absorption or adsorption of a liquid by a gel or solid
- photog the absorption of dyes by gelatine, used in some colour printing processes
- obsolete the act of imbibing
- Absorption of fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling.