Definitions of uptake
  1. noun
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    synonyms: consumption, ingestion, intake
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    eating, feeding
    the act of consuming food
    deglutition, drink, swallow
    the act of swallowing
    suck, sucking, suction
    the act of sucking
    drinking, imbibing, imbibition
    the act of consuming liquids
    the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
    bite, chomp
    the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
    browse, browsing
    the act of feeding by continual nibbling
    coprophagia, coprophagy
    eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
    swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
    draft, draught, gulp, swig
    a large and hurried swallow
    the act of eating dinner
    eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
    banqueting, feasting
    eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
    graze, grazing
    the act of grazing
    the act of eating lunch
    repletion, surfeit
    eating until excessively full
    ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
    degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting
    taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
    necrophagia, necrophagy
    feeding on corpses or carrion
    the eating of raw food
    the eating of excrement or other filth
    gulping, guzzling, swilling
    the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
    a small drink
    the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
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    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  2. noun
    a process of taking up or using up or consuming
    “they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids”
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    re-uptake, reuptake
    a process of using up or consuming again
    type of:
    human process
    a process in which human beings are involved
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