1 : the amount of something (such as food or drink) that is taken into your body [noncount] ▪ You should limit your daily intake of fats and sugars. [count] ▪ a larger intake of fluids ▪ the recommended daily intakes of selected vitamins2 [count] : the act of taking something (such as air) into your body
▪ a sudden intake of breath3 [count] : a place or part where liquid or air enters something (such as an engine)
▪ the fuel intake4 Brit : the number of things or people that are taken into something (such as an organization) [count] ▪ The new intake of Labour MPs includes many women. [noncount] ▪ The school's intake of students has increased in recent years.
▪ a sudden intake of breath
▪ the fuel intake