Meaning of intake

in•take

Pronunciation: (in'tāk"), [key]
— n.
  1. the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc.
  2. an act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen.
  3. something that is taken in.
  4. a quantity taken in: an intake of 50 gallons a minute.
  5. a narrowing; contraction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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