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intake

noun uk   /ˈɪn.teɪk/ us  

intake noun (BREATH)

[C] an act of taking in something, especially breath: I heard a sharp intake of breath behind me.

intake noun (AMOUNT)

[U] the amount of a particular substance that is eaten or drunk during a particular time: It says on the packet that four slices of this bread contains one half of your recommended daily intake of fibre. [U] the number of people that are accepted at a particular time by an organization, especially a college or university: The college has increased its intake of students by 50 percent this year.

intake noun (OPENING)

[C] an opening through which air, liquid, or gas is taken in: The Tornado jet fighter-bomber has two air intakes, one at the base of each wing.
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