Pronunciation: (in'tāk"), [key]
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.
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