Definition of consumption
- consumption of food
- consumption of resources
- The document was not intended for public consumption.
- the jet's high consumption of fuel
- the consumption of electricity
The jet's high fuel consumption makes it expensive to operate.
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: the act of eating or drinking something
: the use of something (such as fuel)
: use by a particular group of people
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