Examples of uptake in a Sentence
oxygen uptake by the body
the plant's uptake of water
a rapid uptake of liquid
She's pretty quick on the uptake.
Recent Examples of uptake from the Web
Still, the uptake is far below the pneumonia vaccine (64 percent of seniors) and the annual flu vaccine (69 percent of seniors), the latest CDC data show.
While Arora said that the findings are too premature to make clinical recommendations off of, the team did find significant differences in metal uptake between twins with ASD and their healthy siblings and certain points in development.
The slow uptake of apps for Messages and 3-D Touch is evident in the numbers.
In one study, Moir and her team analyzed the oxygen uptake and heart rates of 24 people who were asked to attend two Zumba classes and two partnered salsa classes, each lasting an hour.
Meanwhile, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke doesn’t understand why Wall Street is consistently slow on the uptake.
Liquid coconut oil can be added to salad dressing or homemade mayonnaise to help digestion and maximize nutrient uptake, says Fife.
Children who eat whole grains are less likely to be overweight and tend to have better nutrient and fiber uptake than their classmates who eat refined grains.
Behind the success of the cactus family is its prodigious dry wit, its talent for maximizing water uptake and minimizing water loss.
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Origin and Etymology of uptake
Scots uptake to understand
First Known Use: 1816See Words from the same year
UPTAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uptake for English Language Learners
: 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.
Medical Definition of uptake
: 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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