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noun [singular/uncountable]     uptake pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    biology a process in which living creatures use substances such as food or water to breathe, produce energy, etc.
    uptake of:

    Vitamin C increases your uptake of minerals such as iron.

  2. 2
    British the number of people who want to do something such as use a service or study a particular subject

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