- the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc.
- an act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen.
- something that is taken in.
- a quantity taken in: an intake of 50 gallons a minute.
- a narrowing; contraction.
Origin of intake
First recorded in 1515–25; noun use of verb phrase take in
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- a thing or a quantity taken inan intake of students
- the act of taking in
- the opening through which fluid enters a duct or channel, esp the air inlet of a jet engine
- a ventilation shaft in a mine
- a contraction or narrowingan intake in a garment
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Word Origin and History for in-take
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