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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 ?
He was in consumption, as so many were in that region, and he carbonized against it, as he said; he took his carbon in the liquid form, and the last time I saw him the carbon had finally prevailed over the consumption, but it had itself become a seated vice; that was many years since, and it is many years since he died.
The pockets of the farmers, on the other hand, will reluctantly yield but scanty supplies, in the unwelcome shape of impositions on their houses and lands; and personal property is too precarious and invisible a fund to be laid hold of in any other way than by the inperceptible agency of taxes on consumption.
This is a common experience, for the excessive consumption of alcohol in the tropics by white men is a notorious fact.
Joel Hartley at home, who was so sick with the consumption, HAD to sleep out of doors.