uptake - definition and synonyms

noun [singular/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    British the number of people who want to do something such as use a service or study a particular subject

    There was an especially high uptake in the Business Management course.

  2. 2
    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.