reuptake

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Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ uptake

Noun[edit]

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reuptake ‎(countable and uncountable, plural reuptakes)

  1. (rare) A second or subsequent uptake
  2. (biochemistry) Specifically, the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neuron after the transmission of a neural impulse across a synapse

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Verb[edit]

reuptake ‎(third-person singular simple present reuptakes, present participle reuptaking, simple past reuptook, past participle reuptaken)

  1. (chiefly biochemistry, transitive) To take up again; to reabsorb.