Definition of offtake 

1 : the act of taking off: such as

a : the taking off or purchase of goods

b : the amount of goods purchased during a given period

2 : a channel or passage for taking or leading off (as a liquid or gas) offtake of a distilling flask

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History and Etymology for offtake

off entry 3 + take (after take off, verb)

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