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UPTAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does uptake mean? 

UPTAKE (noun)
  The noun UPTAKE has 2 senses:

1. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
2. a process of taking up or using up or consuming

  Familiarity information: UPTAKE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPTAKE (noun)


Sense 1uptake [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 ("uptake" 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 "uptake"):

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 2uptake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A process of taking up or using up or consuming

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Context example:

they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids

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

human process (a process in which human beings are involved)

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

re-uptake; reuptake (a process of using up or consuming again)


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