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

 

Hyponyms: burnup, eating, feeding, swallow, drink, deglutition, sucking, suck, suction, drinking, imbibing, imbibition, conspicuous consumption

 

Derivational Morphology: use, expend, consume, ingest, take in, take, have

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: консумиране   Catalan: consum  
Finnish: kuluttaminen   French: consommer  
German: Konsum   Hebrew: צריכה  
Japanese: 消費   Portuguese: consumo  
Russian: потребление   Spanish: consumir  
 
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