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intakenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɪnˌteɪk/
the ​amount of something such as ​food, ​breath, or a ​liquid that is taken in by someone or something: the intake of ​fuel in a ​vehicle a ​deep intake of ​breath
(Definition of intake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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intakenoun

uk   us   /ˈɪn.teɪk/
  • intake noun (BREATH)

[C] an ​act of taking in something, ​especiallybreath: I ​heard a sharp intake of ​breath behind me.
  • intake noun (AMOUNT)

[U] the ​amount of a ​particularsubstance that is ​eaten or ​drunk during a ​particulartime: It says on the ​packet that four ​slices of this ​breadcontains one ​half of ​yourrecommended daily intake of ​fibre. [U] the ​number of ​people that are ​accepted at a ​particulartime by an ​organization, ​especially a ​college or ​university: The ​college has ​increasedits 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.
(Definition of intake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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