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Topic: FOOD


intake

noun
     
in‧take
1 [singular, uncountable]DF the amount of food, drink etc that you take into your body
intake of
Try to reduce your intake of fat.
a high/low intake
a high intake of carbohydrates
food/alcohol/calorie etc intake
Sickness may develop from inadequate fluid intake.
2SE [uncountable and countable] the number of people who join a school, profession etc at a particular time
intake of
an intake of around 120 students each year
3 [countable]T a tube, pipe, etc through which air, gas, or liquid enters a machine:
a leak on the air intake to the carburettor
4

intake of breath

a sudden act of breathing in, especially when you are shocked
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