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intakein‧take /ˈɪnteɪk/ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]DFAMOUNT the amount of food, drink etc that you take into your bodyintake of Try to reduce your intake of fat.a high/low intake a high intake of carbohydratesfood/alcohol/calorie etc intake Sickness may develop from inadequate fluid intake.2 SE[countable, uncountable] the number of people who join a school, profession etc at a particular timeintake of an intake of around 120 students each year3 [countable]T a tube, pipe etc through which air, gas, or liquid enters a machine a leak on the air intake to the carburettor4 intake of breath
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intakeair intakes on a jet engineEberson is the intake officer for the prison.Pregnant women should reduce their intake of caffeine.the yearly intake of studentsfood/alcohol/calorie etc intakeSo by rationing these foods you cut calorie intake.In a peculiar twist, large numbers of Western women mimicked Eastern women in low calorie intake.There are no studies on the acute effect of alcohol intake on gastric acid secretion in chronic alcoholic patients.This need not mean drastically reducing food intake.Patients assigned to receive steroids consumed an unrestricted diet and were asked to record their food intake during the first four weeks.Most people try to do this by restricting their calorie intake, usually by cutting it in half.Laminin concentration is also related to alcohol intake.Laminin has been related to alcohol intake.
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