from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Slang To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy.
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- v. To have or to have acquired an intuitive understanding of; to know (something) without having to think (such as knowing the number of objects in a collection without needing to count them: see subitize).
- v. To fully and completely understand something in all its details and intricacies.
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- v. get the meaning of something
Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his Stranger in a Strange Land.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) in which the word is described as being from the word for “to drink” and, figuratively, “to drink in all available aspects of reality”, “to become one with the observed” in Heinlein’s fictitious Martian language. (Wiktionary)