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Meaning of UPTAKE

Pronunciation:  'up`teyk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  2. [n]  a process of taking up or using up or consuming; "they developed paper napkins with greater uptake of liquids"
 

UPTAKE is a 6 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: consumption, ingestion, intake
 
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, deglutition, drink, drinking, eating, feeding, imbibing, imbibition, process, reuptake, re-uptake, suck, sucking, suction, swallow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Up*take"\, v. t.
    To take into the hand; to take up; to help. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
    Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Up"take`\, n. (Steam Boilers)
    1. The pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam
       boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading
       upward.
    
    2. Understanding; apprehension. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
    
    
 

 

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