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1. Consuming or tending to consume.
2. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
A person afflicted with consumption.

con·sump′tive·ly adv.
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Most importantly from a sustainability perspective, Idaho fish farms do not consumptively use water for fish production.
Water productivity is of two types: Apparent Water Productivity (AWP), which is the crop yield per unit of applied water and Real Water Productivity (RWP) defined by Kassam and Smith (2001) as "crop yield/water consumptively used in evapotranspiration".
As a result, the cost of drought to economic activities that use water non-consumptively is now often greater than the costs to economic activities that use water consumptively, such as irrigation.
Of the total ground water (65 billion M3), 36 billion M3 was consumptively used for crops and the rest were losses.