uptake Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    intake; ingestion; consumption.
  2. noun a process of taking up or using up or consuming
    • they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids


Up*take" transitive verb
  1. To take into the hand; to take up; to help. Obs. Wyclif. Spenser.
Up"take` noun
(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.

Webster 1913