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intake

[ in-teyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF intake

Synonyms for intake

  • absorption
  • admission
  • input
  • profit
  • taking in
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTAKE

For example, there is neither an intake or exhaust manifold on the motor.

With an intake of the breath, the medium started, straightened, opened her eyes.

Then, with an intake of the breath and of understanding, he lowered them.

All we had to do was rebuild the intake dam and clean out the ditch.

He could get the odor faintly through the intake valve of his helmet.

It was nine miles from the point to the intake of the river by water and fifteen miles by land.

So low were its shores that the intake of the river was hidden from them until they were almost in it.

It is the intake of the breath of horror from ten thousand pairs of lungs.

The bellowing cut off, and the air rushed into the intake tube.

Mr. Pryor consumed his portion at a more genteel rate of intake.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INTAKE

absorption

nounassimilation, incorporation
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