[kuh n-soo-muh-buh l] /kənˈsu mə bəl/
able or meant to be , as by eating, drinking, or using:
liable to be used up or depleted:
Usually, consumables. something that is produced to be , as processed food or fuel.
capable of being consumed
(usually pl) goods intended to be bought and used; consumer goods
“articles of consumption,” 1802, from consumable.
1640s, from consume + -able.
[kuh n-soom] /kənˈsum/ verb (used with object), consumed, consuming. 1. to destroy or expend by use; use up. 2. to eat or drink up; devour. 3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest. 4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully. 5. to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity. verb (used without object), […]
[kuh n-soo-mid-lee] /kənˈsu mɪd li/ adverb 1. excessively; extremely: a consumedly profound wish. /kənˈsjuːmɪdlɪ/ adverb 1. (old-fashioned) (intensifier): a consumedly fascinating performance
noun 1. (def 1). [kuh n-soo-mer-ist] /kənˈsu mər ɪst/ noun 1. Also called consumer advocate. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of . adjective 2. of or relating to interests or consumerism.
- Consumer confidence
noun a statistical measure of how consumers feel about the current and future of the economy, based on saving and spending Examples Consumer confidence is a closely watched statistic generated by the Conference Board, which measures consumers’ feelings about the economy.