• IPA: /ˈɪnteɪk/


  1. The place where water, air or other fluid is taken into a pipe or conduit; opposed to outlet.
  2. The beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.
  3. The quantity taken in.
    the intake of air
  4. An act or instance of taking in.
    an intake of oxygen or food
  5. The people taken into an organisation or establishment at a particular time.
    the new intake of students
  6. A tract of land enclosed.
  7. (UK, dialect) Any kind of cheat or imposition; the act of taking someone in.
Translations Verb

intake (intakes, present participle intaking; past intook, past participle intaken)

  1. To take in or draw in; to bring in from outside.
    • Well, I "intook" the general situation west of the Mississippi because I did not get much of a chance to see things east of the Mississippi.
    • 1968, Margaret A. Sherald, NBS Special Publication (issue 540, page 671)
      The particle concentration in the ascending hot current of the combustion product have[sic] been measured by intaking the current into the counter close to the sample plate in the furnace.
    • 2010, John Tyler, Diary of A Dieter (page 258)
      I deduced that if I am intaking the same amount of calories that I always did during Induction, but I am causing my metabolic rate to slow down, it makes sense that the same amount of calories taken in will not burn off as fast as they once did […]

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