Consumption



[kuh n-suhmp-shuh n] /kənˈsʌmp ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction.
2.
the amount consumed:
the high consumption of gasoline.
3.
Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value.
4.
Pathology.

/kənˈsʌmpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp by eating, burning, etc
2.
(economics) expenditure on goods and services for final personal use
3.
the quantity consumed
4.
(pathol) a condition characterized by a wasting away of the tissues of the body, esp as seen in tuberculosis of the lungs
n.

late 14c., “wasting of the body by disease; wasting disease” (replacing Old English yfeladl “the evil disease”), from Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptionem (nominative consumptio) “a using up, wasting,” noun of state from past participle stem of consumere (see consume). Meaning “the using up of material” is 1530s.

consumption con·sump·tion (kən-sŭmp’shən)
n.

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