[ in-teyk ]
/ ˈɪnˌteɪk /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for intake

/ (ˈɪnˌteɪk) /


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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