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WORD ORIGIN

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

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.