overconsumption

noun over·con·sump·tion \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overconsumption

:excessive consumption or use of something
  • the overconsumption of fossil fuels
  • overconsumption of alcohol
  • The flip side of deficient saving, of course, is overconsumption. At its peak in 1987, household expenditure as a percentage of national income was 74%, almost four percentage points above the highest levels reached during the previous two decades.
  • —Robert S. Gay

First Known Use of overconsumption

1826


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