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  ( intakes    plural  )
1       n-sing   Your intake of a particular kind of food, drink, or air is the amount that you eat, drink, or breathe in.  
with supp, oft N of n  
Your intake of alcohol should not exceed two units per day...     
2       n-count   The people who are accepted into an organization or place at a particular time are referred to as a particular intake.  
usu sing, with supp, oft N of n of this year's intake of students...     
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inter, intimate, intranet, intact

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The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
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