offtake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English oftaken, equivalent to off- +‎ take.

Verb[edit]

offtake ‎(third-person singular simple present offtakes, present participle offtaking, simple past offtook, past participle offtaken)

  1. (obsolete) To take off; take away.

Noun[edit]

offtake ‎(countable and uncountable, plural offtakes)

  1. A point or channel of drainage or off-flow; offlet.
  2. (mining) The removal of oil (or an industrial chemical) from a storage facility.
  3. An act of taking off; specifically, the taking away or purchase of goods.
  4. Something taken off; a deduction.

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