• WordNet 3.6
    • n intake the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
    • n intake the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    • n intake an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Lion King is the top grossing Disney movie of all-time with domestic gross intake of $312 million
    • Intake the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.
    • Intake The place where water, air, or other substance is taken into a pipe, conduit, or machine; -- opposed to outlet.
    • Intake The quantity taken in; as, the intake of air.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -even frequent daily dietary intake -had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
    • n intake A taking or drawing in.
    • n intake That which is taken in. Specifically
    • n intake Quantity taken in.
    • n intake A tract of land, as of a common, inclosed; an inclosure; part of a common field planted or sown when the other part lies fallow.
    • n intake Also intack.
    • n intake The point at which a narrowing or contraction begins, as in a tube or a stocking.
    • n intake In hydraulics, the point at which water is received into a pipe or channel: opposed to outlet.
    • n intake In mining: The airway going inbye, or toward the interior of the mine.
    • n intake The air moving in that direction.
    • n intake Land taken in from a waste place, or from a common or tidal river.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Monosodium glutamate can be found in mushrooms thanx liz chell, tomatoes and meat. MSG is safe to consume, and is essentially made of only water, sodium and glutamate. It contains only 1/3 the amount of sodium found in table salt, and can reduce salt intake in recipes.
    • n Intake in′tāk that which is taken in: a tract of land enclosed: the point at which contraction begins:
    • n Intake in′tāk (prov.) any kind of cheat or imposition.
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In literature:

His nostrils expanded with eager intake of the perfume that seemed an elixir of delight.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
There was a sharp intaking of breath from the spectators.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
I could hear the sharp intake of his breath.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The beavers had dammed the intake.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
She drew back with a quick intake of breath as his face was for an instant close to her own.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Then, with an intake of the breath and of understanding, he lowered them.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
His lips twitched and worked, moving his mustache in little angry lifts, while he breathed with short spasmodic intakes.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
On the left side of the combustion chamber is bolted the housing containing the tiny intake valve.
"The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology" by Don H. Berkebile
Even in low-level intakes, as I have said, trouble will sometimes arise from the same cause.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
A sharp, sobbing intake of breath came from the head of the table where Carew sat.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer

In poetry:

Ther t' becks is born a-laughin'
An' ken just how to laik,
By t' alders, pines an' sycamores,
Fra' t' moors ower t' green intake.
"T' Lile Hoose (For Watson Dyke)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Theer t' becks is born a-laughin'
An' ken just hoo to laik,
By t' alders, pines an' sycamores,
Fra t' moors ower t' green intake.
"T' Lahl Hoose " by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Ho! my Jerry, then five I'll ride
On lile by-gangs* on t' intak* side,
Wheer banks an' bairns are speedwell-eyed
Git on, my Jerry, git on!
"T' Lass to her Galloway* "Jerry"" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
When they are gone, I'll borrow the mare
With three white feet. How she will tear
Over the intake, up to the heather
Where the clouds and moon are dancing together.
"The Daughter Of Gypsy Nan" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Dear Luve, if I shut mine eyes I can follow a high road
Twistin' an' turnin' through meadow an' plough an' intake;
If I close mine ears to t' rabblement all around me,
I can hear—varra far off—beck-watters meetin' a lake.
"Fra' T Middle East" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

In news:

I could use a pair of good rebuildable 196cc intake heads and 4 barrel manifold.
In the season of heavy holiday eating and often increased sugar intake Toddy Thomas is taking an active role in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
IOM panel recommends tripling vitamin D intake: Panel's conservative approach receives criticism.
1 Paul Kyrle and colleagues report that women who continued hormone intake after a first event of venous thromboembolism (VTE) were at high risk of recurrent VTE.
One possible screening mechanism is to add questions about HBV and HCV risk factors to intake forms.
Confusion surrounding vitamin D intake is growing.
Up your vitamin E intake.
When starter intake is too low going into weaning , calves will not be able to avoid a slump after weaning .
Olson's suggested step-up weaning feed program is based on tight control of intake.
Fantastic 2007 Toyota Tacoma Factory Intake Box.
New federal dietary guidelines recommend that at least half of a consumer's bread and cereal intake be from whole-grain products.
Ray Urbina, a navy veteran, talks with VVSD Clinical Director Marilyn Cornell about his status and any needs he has, during the intake process at the Veterans Winter Shelter Friday morning.
"For the most part, I am OK," Sen Inouye, D-Hawaii, said in a paper statement issued to ABC News, "However, I am currently working with my doctors to regulate my oxygen intake.
Intake build one of 4 giant steps for water pipeline.
Cuts estimate of sugar intake of typical American.

In science:

In general, a quantum quench implies that the system is open for the intake of energy at the quenching time t = 0 and for a redefinition of its Hamiltonian ground state.
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
There are ma jor internal flows, with heat addition (water, oil, and brake cooling), an air intake, hot gas injection, and a large open cavity (the cockpit).
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
Ventilation: Three separate intake and exhaust circuits deliver 860,000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of ventilation air to the headings of the underground mine.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
All of these intakes will be within the surface “footprint” inherited by NUSEL from the mine owners.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The reference level for the cylinder pressure was established using the intake pressure signal, acquired with an inductive pressure sensor.
Estimation of a Noise Level Using Coarse-Grained Entropy of Experimental Time Series of Internal Pressure in a Combustion Engine