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|Noun||1.||economic 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"