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noun [S or U] uk   us   /ˈʌp.teɪk/
specialized biology the rate or act of taking something in: Plants in their growth stage exhibit an increased uptake of nutrients. UK the rate or act of accepting something: There is a 90 percent uptake of vaccination in this country. Uptake of places on the training course has been disappointing.
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