- [noun] the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Synonyms: ingestion, intake, uptake
- [noun] involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
Synonyms: pulmonary tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague
- [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
- [noun] the act of consuming something
Synonyms: using up, expenditure