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in·take

intake

 
pronunciation:
In teIk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the place at which a liquid or gas is taken into something.
The car would not run properly, because the intake was plugged and would not allow gas to flow to the engine.
definition 2: the act or process of taking in.
It is important that your intake of food is balanced by the amount of energy your body uses in a day.