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Definition of intake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the amount of food, liquids, etc. that you take into your body high fluid intake to reduce your daily intake of salt
  2. 2[countable] a place where liquid, air, etc. enters a machine the air/fuel intake
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] an act of taking something in, especially breath a sharp intake of breath
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: intake