intake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English dialectal (Northern England/Scotland), deverbal of take in, equivalent to in- +‎ take. More at in-, take.

Noun[edit]

intake (countable and uncountable, plural intakes)

  1. The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; opposed to outlet.
  2. The beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.
  3. The quantity taken in.
    the intake of air
  4. An act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen or food.
  5. The people taken into an organisation or establishment at a particular time.
    the new intake of students

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Verb[edit]

intake (third-person singular simple present intakes, present participle intaking, simple past and past participle intaken)

  1. To take or draw in (in all the senses of the noun).

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