intake

in|take [ˈınteık] n
1.) [singular, U]
the amount of food, drink etc that you take into your body
intake of
Try to reduce your intake of fat.
a high/low intake
a high intake of carbohydrates
food/alcohol/calorie etc intake
Sickness may develop from inadequate fluid intake.
2.) [U and C]
the number of people who join a school, profession etc at a particular time
intake of
an intake of around 120 students each year
3.)
a tube, pipe, etc through which air, gas, or liquid enters a machine
a leak on the air intake to the carburettor
4.) intake of breath
a sudden act of breathing in, especially when you are shocked
a sharp intake of breath

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Intake — In take , n. 1. The place where water, air, or other substance is taken into a pipe, conduit, or machine; opposed to {outlet}. [1913 Webster] 2. the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder. [1913 Webster] 3. The quantity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intake — [in′tāk΄] n. 1. the act or process of taking in 2. the amount or thing taken in 3. the place at which a fluid is taken into a pipe, channel, etc. [a sewer intake] 4. a narrowing; an abrupt lessening in breadth 5. Mech. the amount of energy taken… …   English World dictionary

  • intake — index receipt (act of receiving), revenue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intake — (n.) c.1800, place where water is taken into a channel or pipe, from IN (Cf. in) + TAKE (Cf. take). Meaning act of taking in (food, breath, etc.) is first attested 1808 …   Etymology dictionary

  • intakė — sf. Rtr žr. antukys …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Intake — The point at which an article is narrowed …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • intake — ► NOUN 1) an amount or quantity taken in. 2) an act of taking in. 3) a location or structure through which something is taken in …   English terms dictionary

  • Intake — An intake , or especially for aircraft inlet, is an air intake for an engine. Because the modern internal combustion engine is in essence a powerful air pump, like the exhaust system on an engine, the intake must be carefully engineered and tuned …   Wikipedia

  • intake — 01. I had to cut down on my coffee [intake] because I was having trouble sleeping at night. 02. You simply have to reduce your [intake] of fat if you don t want to have another heart attack. 03. An excessive [intake] of alcohol can cause a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • intake — noun 1 amount of food/drink taken into the body ADJECTIVE ▪ high ▪ moderate ▪ low ▪ increased ▪ total ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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