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consumption

noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən\

: the act of eating or drinking something

: the use of something (such as fuel)

: use by a particular group of people

Full Definition of CONSUMPTION

1
a :  a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis
b :  tuberculosis
2
a :  the act or process of consuming <consumption of food> <consumption of resources>
b :  use by or exposure to a particular group or audience <the document was not intended for public consumption>
3
:  the utilization of economic goods in the satisfaction of wants or in the process of production resulting chiefly in their destruction, deterioration, or transformation

Examples of CONSUMPTION

  1. The jet's high fuel consumption makes it expensive to operate.

Origin of CONSUMPTION

Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption-, consumptio, from consumere
First Known Use: 14th century

consumption

noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONSUMPTION

1
:  a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis

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