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CONSUMPTION





Definition:

  1. [noun] the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    Synonyms: ingestion, intake, uptake

  2. [noun] involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    Synonyms: pulmonary tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague

  3. [noun] (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
    Synonyms: economic usance, use, use of goods and services

  4. [noun] the act of consuming something
    Synonyms: using up, expenditure

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