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Definition 1: the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for intake in the sense of this definition

(intake is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of intake ) the act of consuming food

(... is a kind of intake ) the act of swallowing

"one swallow of the liquid was enough" "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

(... is a kind of intake ) the act of sucking

(... is a kind of intake ) the act of consuming liquids

Definition 2: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for intake in the sense of this definition

(intake is a kind of ...) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

"he took a deep breath and dived into the pool" "he was fighting to his last breath"

(... is a kind of intake ) a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

"she gave a gasp and fainted"

(... is a kind of intake ) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

"he took a puff on his pipe" "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

(... is part of intake) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Definition 3: an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for intake in the sense of this definition

(intake is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of intake ) air intake of a carburetor

(... is a kind of intake ) an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building

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