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uptake

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noun up·take \ˈəp-ˌtāk\

Simple Definition of uptake

  • : the process by which something is taken in by the body, a plant, etc.

  • : the ability to learn new things, to understand what is happening or being said, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uptake

  1. 1 :  understanding, comprehension <quick on the uptake>

  2. 2 :  a flue leading upward

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of absorbing and incorporating especially into a living organism, tissue, or cell <oxygen uptake>


Medical Dictionary

uptake

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noun up·take \ˈəp-ˌtāk\

Medical Definition of uptake

  1. :  an act or instance of absorbing and incorporating something especially into a living organism, tissue, or cell <oxygen uptake> <thyroid function should be determined by radioiodine uptake studies—Journal of the American Medical Association>





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