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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How to use intake in a sentence
When they report, players and other personnel will undergo an intake screening that includes a temperature check, a coronavirus test via nasal swab, and a rapid antibody test.MLB, players’ union agree to health and safety protocols, clearing way for spring training to start | Chelsea Janes | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Most people’s intake already falls within these ranges, so striking the perfect balance of macros day after day isn’t something you should overthink.
There, as documented earlier this year by The Washington Post, he went through an intake process that included a mandatory mental health therapy session.
A few years later you’d be the manager, but at first you worked intake and sat at a desk at the entrance.
This is one reason it’s hard to get people to care about something as invisible as sodium intake.
Similarly, the results of this study should not drastically increase your intake of Indian food.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.? | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Prisoners are given uniforms, towels and basic hygiene kits upon intake, but forced to purchase just about everything else.‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain | Sarah Shourd | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, without food intake for eight to 12 hours, you are in a fasted state.
My dad in a kind of manic phase, feeling really euphoric and excited and like [sharp breath intake] kind of high.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’ | Melissa Leon | August 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Drink It Down Most beverages (non-alcoholic, of course) will help contribute to your daily water intake.
A low, whistling sound, the simultaneous sharp intake of breath through the nostrils of forty men, filled the room.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
In the colder seasons warm air is fed to air intake of carbureter through the warm air elbow "F" (see cut).Marvel Carbureter and Heat Control | Anonymous
The food intake correspondingly decreased during those periods.
A few turns of the intake valves of their helmets accomplished this, and they soon felt much better.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
The conditions with the intake and exhaust port fully opened are clearly shown at Fig. 8, C.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for intake
a thing or a quantity taken in: an 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 narrowing: an intake in a garment
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