Etymology
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intake (n.)

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

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Definitions of intake

intake (n.)
the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating);
intake (n.)
an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container;
Synonyms: inlet
intake (n.)
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing;
Synonyms: inhalation / inspiration / aspiration / breathing in
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