Meaning of 'consumption'

Find the meaning of the word ‘consumption’

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Meaning of ‘consumption’

4 definitions found.



the act of consuming something

Synonyms: using up expenditure


the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Synonyms: intake ingestion uptake


(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

Example: "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

Synonyms: use usance economic consumption use of goods and services


involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Synonyms: white plague pulmonary tuberculosis phthisis wasting disease

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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