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noun     intake pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [singular] the amount of something that you eat or drink

    Reduce your intake of salt, sugar, and junk foods.

    1. a.
      the amount of a chemical or another substance that enters your body
      intake of:

      a good intake of vitamins

      your calorie/energy/protein intake

  2. 2
    [countable] the part of a machine or engine where air or fuel is taken in
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] the number of people accepted by an institution such as a school, university, or company at one time

    this year’s intake of students



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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