Intake



[in-teyk] /ˈɪnˌteɪk/

noun
1.
the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc.
2.
an act or instance of taking in:
an intake of oxygen.
3.
something that is taken in.
4.
a quantity taken in:
an intake of 50 gallons a minute.
5.
a narrowing; contraction.
/ˈɪnˌteɪk/
noun
1.
a thing or a quantity taken in: an intake of students
2.
the act of taking in
3.
the opening through which fluid enters a duct or channel, esp the air inlet of a jet engine
4.
a ventilation shaft in a mine
5.
a contraction or narrowing: an intake in a garment
n.

c.1800, “place where water is taken into a channel or pipe,” from in + take. Meaning “act of taking in” (food, breath, etc.) is first attested 1808.

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