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intake

[ in-teyk ]
/ ˈɪnˌteɪk /
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noun
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.
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Origin of intake

First recorded in 1515–25; noun use of verb phrase take in
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How to use intake in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intake

intake
/ (ˈɪnˌteɪk) /

noun
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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