consumption

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noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən\

Definition of consumption

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

  2. 2a :  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. 3 :  use of something <the jet's high consumption of fuel> <the consumption of electricity>

Examples of consumption in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of consumption

Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption-, consumptio, from consumere —see consume


First Known Use: 14th century


CONSUMPTION Defined for English Language Learners

consumption

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noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən\

Definition of consumption for English Language Learners

  • : the act of eating or drinking something

  • : the use of something (such as fuel)

  • : use by a particular group of people


CONSUMPTION Defined for Kids

consumption

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noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəmp-shən\

Definition of consumption for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of using up something (as food or coal)

  2. 2 :  a wasting away of the body especially from tuberculosis of the lungs


Medical Dictionary

consumption

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noun con·sump·tion \kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən\

Medical Definition of consumption

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

  2. 2:  tuberculosis



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