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intake

noun (AMOUNT)    /ˈɪn.teɪk/
[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 .Diets and dieting [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 .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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