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con·sump·tion

 (kən-sŭmp′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of consuming.
b. The state of being consumed.
c. An amount consumed.
2. Economics The using up of goods and services by consumer purchasing or in the production of other goods.
3.
a. A progressive wasting of body tissue.
b. Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in scientific use.

[Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin cōnsūmptiō, cōnsūmptiōn-, a consuming, from cōnsūmptus, past participle of cōnsūmere, to consume; see consume.]

consumption

(kənˈsʌmpʃən)
n
1. the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp by eating, burning, etc
2. (Economics) economics expenditure on goods and services for final personal use
3. the quantity consumed
4. (Pathology) pathol a condition characterized by a wasting away of the tissues of the body, esp as seen in tuberculosis of the lungs
[C14: from Latin consumptiō a wasting, from consūmere to consume]

con•sump•tion

(kənˈsʌmp ʃən)

n.
1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction.
2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline.
3. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value.
4.
a. Older Use. tuberculosis of the lungs.
b. progressive wasting of the body.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin consūmptiō process of consuming <consūm(ere) to consume]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consumption - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)consumption - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
suck, sucking, suction - the act of sucking
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
2.consumption - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the bodyconsumption - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
3.consumption - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
conspicuous consumption - buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
demand - the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"
4.consumption - the act of consuming somethingconsumption - the act of consuming something  
depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
burnup - the amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor)

consumption

noun
1. using up, use, loss, waste, drain, consuming, expenditure, exhaustion, depletion, utilization, dissipation The laws have led to a reduction in fuel consumption.
2. eating, drinking, ingestion food and drink which is not fit for human consumption
3. (Old-fashioned) tuberculosis, atrophy, T.B., emaciation an opera about a prostitute dying of consumption in a garret

consumption

noun
1. A quantity consumed:
2. An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs.No longer in scientific use:
phthisic (no longer in scientific use), phthisis (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis, white plague.
Translations
إسْتِهلاكمَرَض السِّل، التَّدَرُّن الرِئَوي
изразходванеконсумацияконсумиране
spotřebatuberkulóza
forbrugtæring
kulutusriutuminen
fogyasztástüdõvész
neysla
spotrebasuchotiny
poraba
içmetüketmeveremyeme

consumption

[kənˈsʌmpʃən] N
1. [of food, fuel etc] (= act, amount) → consumo m
not fit for human consumption [food] → no apto para el consumo humano
2. (o.f.) (= tuberculosis) → tisis f

consumption

[kənˈsʌmpʃən] n
[food, drink] → consommation f
not fit for human consumption → non comestible
(= use) [energy, goods] → consommation f
(fig) for sb's consumption → à l'attention de qn
not for public consumption → non destiné(e) au grand public

consumption

n
(of fuel etc)Konsum m; (of food also)Verzehr m (geh); (of non-edible products)Verbrauch m; this letter is for private consumption only (inf)der Brief ist nur für den privaten Gebrauch; not fit for human consumptionzum Verzehr ungeeignet; world consumption of oilWeltölverbrauch m; his daily consumption of two bottles of winesein täglicher Konsum von zwei Flaschen Wein
(Med old) → Auszehrung f (old), → Schwindsucht f

consumption

[kənˈsʌmpʃn] n
a. (of food, fuel) → consumo
not fit for human consumption → non commestibile
b. (old) (tuberculosis) → consunzione f

consume

(kənˈsjuːm) verb
1. to eat or drink. He consumes a huge amount of food.
2. to use. How much electricity do you consume per month?
3. to destroy, eg by fire. The entire building was consumed by fire.
conˈsumer noun
a person who eats, uses, buys things etc. The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste.
consumption (kənˈsampʃən) noun
1. the act of consuming. The consumption of coffee has increased.
2. an old word for tuberculosis of the lungs.
consumer goods
goods which can be used immediately to satisfy human needs, eg clothing, food, TV sets etc.

con·sump·tion

n. consunción; desgaste progresivo; tisis, tuberculosis.

consumption

n consumo; (ant) tuberculosis f
References in classic literature ?
Mary had had consumption, and all day long you might hear her coughing as she worked; of late she had been going all to pieces, and when Marija came, the "forelady" had suddenly decided to turn her off.
When I was of Eva's age, they thought I was in a consumption.
But no matter, his household got up and cooked a quick supper for us, and we brewed a hot punch for ourselves, to keep off consumption.
Well, measles, and whooping-cough, and erysiplas, and consumption, and yaller janders, and brain-fever, and I don't know what all.
Fairfax of the regiment of infantry, and Miss Jane Bates, had had its day of fame and pleasure, hope and interest; but nothing now remained of it, save the melancholy remembrance of him dying in action abroadof his widow sinking under consumption and grief soon afterwardsand this girl.
That she was, to all appearance, in the last stage of a consumption, was--yes, in such a situation it was my greatest comfort.
She was not, I was told, in the hospital portion of the house with the fever patients; for her complaint was consumption, not typhus: and by consumption I, in my ignorance, understood something mild, which time and care would be sure to alleviate.
But the doctor says missis must go: he says she's been in a consumption these many months.
In the Doctor's little household, as in very many others, the articles of daily consumption that were wanted were purchased every evening, in small quantities and at various small shops.
It appeared to me, on looking over the tradesmen's books, as if we might have kept the basement storey paved with butter, such was the extensive scale of our consumption of that article.
Finally, there arose betwixt Isaac and his satellites a deadly feud, concerning the quantity of wine and ale to be allowed for consumption at each meal.
Women went about with oranges and ginger-beer, and there was a terrible consumption of nuts going on.