Self-consumption



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.

Older Use. tuberculosis of the lungs.
progressive wasting of the body.

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

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

The act or process of using up something.

A progressive wasting of body tissue.

Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in technical use.

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