the practice of introducing dangerous substances to foodstuffs or other consumer products, esp to extort money from the manufacturers
- Consumer society
noun a community in which the buying and selling of mass-produced goods and services is promoted through mass media and is the dominant economic activity Examples The newly published book says that renewable energy cannot sustain a consumer society. Word Origin by 1920
noun 1. a boycott of a product by consumers, often in protest over a raise in its price.
[kuh n-soo-mer] /kənˈsu mər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Economics. a person or organization that uses a commodity or service. 3. Ecology. an organism, usually an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals. /kənˈsjuːmə/ noun 1. a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs […]
[kuh n-tent] /kənˈtɛnt/ adjective 1. satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else. 2. British. agreeing; assenting. 3. Archaic. . verb (used with object) 4. to make content: These things content me. noun 5. the state or feeling of being contented; satisfaction; : His content was threatened. 6. (in the […]
[kon-tent] /ˈkɒn tɛnt/ noun 1. Usually, contents. 2. something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing, or any of various arts: a poetic form adequate to a poetic content. 3. significance or profundity; meaning: a clever play that lacks content. 4. substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its […]