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Definition of 'consumption'

Noun

  1. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
       Synonyms: ingestion intake uptake
  2. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
       Synonyms: pulmonary tuberculosis phthisis wasting disease white plague
  3. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
       Synonyms: economic consumption usance use use of goods and services
  4. the act of consuming something
       Synonyms: using up expenditure


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