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
Smart Technology tracks your water intake and syncs with your smartphone — sending notifications that remind you to drink throughout the day.
An intake document shows that Tschaggeny, born in Utah and discharged honorably after serving eight years in the Navy, was homeless.
He has been scheduled for an intake hearing in Seattle Municipal Court on June 14.
Instead of doing that, or risking discipline for using the boys' rooms, Whitaker began severely limiting his fluid intake, which led to fainting and dizziness.
At the top of the list: foods that hydrate and don’t take long to make, such as soups, because the fast also prohibits the intake of any liquids.
By the same token, sucking in air during a workout isn’t maximizing your oxygen intake.
All in all, the findings suggest that compared with some other snack choices, a moderate intake of chocolate may be a heart-healthy snack, Mostofsky said.
Trudeau: Canada has tried to have its cake and eat it, too, on immigration—advocating for welcoming refugees while also cutting its intake in 2017.
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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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