Essential Meaning of consumption
1 : the act of eating or drinking something alcohol/milk/chocolate consumption = the consumption of alcohol/milk/chocolate Farms in the area grow food mostly for local consumption. [=they sell most of the food they grow to people who live nearby] See More ExamplesThis food is not fit for human consumption. [=not fit to be eaten by people] The doctor recommended that she reduce her consumption of sugar. [=that she eat less sugar]
2 : the use of something (such as fuel) electricity/gas consumption = the consumption of electricity/gas The jet's high fuel consumption makes it expensive to operate.
3 : use by a particular group of people The governor said that the report was not for public consumption. [=it was not meant to be seen by the general public; it was intended only for a few people]
Full Definition of consumption
1a : 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.
2 : use of something the jet's high consumption of fuel the consumption of electricity
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