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bib·u·lous  audio  (bby-ls) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink: a bibulous fellow; a bibulous evening.
  2. Very absorbent, as paper or soil.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin bibulus, from bibere, to drink; see p(i)- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
bibu·lous·ly(Adverb), bibu·lous·ness(Noun)


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