nonconsumption

noun
non·​con·​sump·​tion | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən How to pronounce nonconsumption (audio) \

Definition of nonconsumption

1 : failure or refusal to consume something : lack or avoidance of consumption nonconsumption of fossil fuels
2 : financial activity (such as saving or investing) that does not involve purchasing goods or services the portion of the budget spent on nonconsumption often used before another nounincome used for nonconsumption purposes
3 : a use or purpose other than consumption water suitable only for nonconsumption

First Known Use of nonconsumption

1774, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonconsumption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonconsumption. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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