Definition of intake
1 : an opening through which fluid enters an enclosure
2a : a taking inb (1) : the amount taken in (2) : something (such as energy) taken in : input
Examples of intake in a Sentence
You should limit your daily intake of fats and sugars.
a larger intake of fluids
the recommended daily intakes of selected vitamins
a sudden intake of breath
Recent Examples of intake from the Web
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Friday, GBHS took in 113 pets, breaking its record of animal intake.
Our typical alcohol intake is a couple of beers or a glass of wine on Friday night.
So as a general rule of thumb, Vitti told me to keep my drink intake to no more than two drinks at a time.
Heat-not-burn devices are said to approximate the taste and nicotine intake of traditional cigarettes better than e-cigarettes.
That said, a small amount of sugar will not sabotage your health when the rest of your intake is nutritious.
Keeping fear in proportion to the actual threat, by limiting news intake and possibly seeking professional help, is necessary for emotional survival.
The average caffeine intake in this country is about 180 mg per day, but those averages are just that — average.
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First Known Use of intake
INTAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intake for English Language Learners
: 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)
INTAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of intake for Students
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 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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