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INTAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intake mean? 

INTAKE (noun)
  The noun INTAKE has 2 senses:

1. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
2. an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

  Familiarity information: INTAKE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTAKE (noun)


Sense 1intake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

consumption; ingestion; intake; uptake

Hypernyms ("intake" is a kind of...):

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intake"):

eating; feeding (the act of consuming food)

deglutition; drink; swallow (the act of swallowing)

suck; sucking; suction (the act of sucking)

drinking; imbibing; imbibition (the act of consuming liquids)


Sense 2intake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("intake" is a kind of...):

opening (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intake"):

air horn (air intake of a carburetor)


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