Definition of intake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    intake

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnteɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnteɪk//
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the amount of food, drink, etc. that you take into your body high fluid intake to reduce your daily intake of salt
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the number of people who are allowed to enter a school, college, profession, etc. during a particular period the annual student intake Intake in universities is down by 10%. See related entries: Teaching and learning, Exams and degrees, Access to education
  3. 3[countable] a place where liquid, air, etc. enters a machine the air/fuel intake
  4. 4[countable, usually singular] an act of taking something in, especially breath a sharp intake of breath
  5. Word Origin Middle English (originally Scots and northern English): from in + take.Extra examples Make sure you have a balanced intake of vitamins A, B, C and D. One of the best ways to get to your ideal size is to cut fat intake right down. She gave a sharp intake of breath. The government should be promoting a balanced intake of students for every school. The school has an annual intake of 20 to 30. You need to watch your alcohol intake. You should maintain a low intake of fat. your recommended daily intake of vitamin C
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