in take

intake

[in-teyk]
noun
1.
the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc.
2.
an act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen.
3.
something that is taken in.
4.
a quantity taken in: an intake of 50 gallons a minute.
5.
a narrowing; contraction.

Origin:
1515–25; noun use of verb phrase take in

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intake (ˈɪnˌteɪk)
 
n
1.  a thing or a quantity taken in: an intake of students
2.  the act of taking in
3.  the opening through which fluid enters a duct or channel, esp the air inlet of a jet engine
4.  a ventilation shaft in a mine
5.  a contraction or narrowing: an intake in a garment

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intake
c.1800, "place where water is taken into a channel or pipe," originally a Scot. and Northern word, from in + take. Meaning "act of taking in" (food, breath, etc.) is first attested 1808.
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