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Noun: uptake  'úp,teyk
  1. The process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    - consumption, ingestion, intake
  2. A process of taking up or using up or consuming
    "they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids"

Derived forms: uptakes

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, human process

Encyclopedia: Uptake