• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Offtake A channel for taking away air or water; also, the point of beginning of such a channel; a take-off.
    • Offtake Act of taking off; specif., the taking off or purchase of goods.
    • Offtake Something taken off; a deduction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n offtake In mining, a subsidiary drainage-level, used where, from the form of the country, the water may be run off level-free.
    • n offtake A point or channel of drainage or off-flow.
    • offtake To take off; take away.
    • n offtake A suction; an opening or pipe through which a fluid is drawn off.
    • n offtake A taking off; specifically, a taking of goods off the market by purchase; the amount or value of goods thus taken off the market; a deduction.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Off, + take,


In literature:

Everybody grieved for the offtaking of the detective.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell

In news:

KiOR's offtake agreement a major step forward.
Gazprom, Linde sign MOU for helium projects and offtake.
Projected total offtake is 16.10 million bales for the 2011-2012 marketing year.