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intake

noun in·take \ˈin-ˌtāk\

: the amount of something (such as food or drink) that is taken into your body

: the act of taking something (such as air) into your body

: a place or part where liquid or air enters something (such as an engine)

Full Definition of INTAKE

1
:  an opening through which fluid enters an enclosure
2
a :  a taking in
b (1) :  the amount taken in
(2) :  something (as energy) taken in :  input
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Examples of INTAKE

  1. You should limit your daily intake of fats and sugars.
  2. a larger intake of fluids
  3. the recommended daily intakes of selected vitamins
  4. a sudden intake of breath

First Known Use of INTAKE

15th century
INTAKE Defined for Kids

intake

noun in·take \ˈin-ˌtāk\

Definition of INTAKE for Kids

1
:  the act of taking in <… he breathed again, feeling the sharp intake of frigid air. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>
2
:  something taken in <Limit your daily sugar intake.>
3
:  a place where liquid or air is taken into something (as a pump)
Medical Dictionary

intake

noun in·take \ˈin-ˌtāk\

Medical Definition of INTAKE

1
:  the act or process of taking in <intake and exhalation of gases>
2
:  the amount taken in <reduce fluid intake to four cups daily—D. R. Zimmerman>

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