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Consumption Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of consuming something
  • the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
  • involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating) ,
  • involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body ,
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily" ,
  • the act of consuming something

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Consumption Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It used to be called consumption.

TB is caused by several types of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In these people, the disease is called active. Tuberculosis kills more than half of the people who are infected if they do not get treatment.



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* Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. - Ayn Rand

* Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. - Doug Larson

* How Kennedy knew the precise drop in milk consumption in 1960, the percentage rise in textile imports from 1957 to 1960 and the number of speeches cleared by the Defense Department is not quite clear, but anyway, he did. He either overwhelmed you with decimal points or disarmed you with a smile and a wisecrack. - James Barrett Scotty Reston


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  • Japan government cuts economic view, warns of stalling consumption
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the first time in five months as private consumption is struggling to recover from the slump caused by April's sales tax hike, clouding the outlook for a sustained recovery. The government on Friday cut its view on private consumption, which accounts for about 60 percent of the ec Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'
  • Monitoring household energy consumption made easy
    Monitoring household energy consumption—be it electricity, water, or gas—is now as easy as checking one’s e-mail or Facebook account. Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'
  • Japan govt cuts economic view, warns of stalling consumption
    Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the first time in five months as private consumption is struggling to recover from the slump caused by April's sales tax hike, clouding the outlook for a sustained recovery. The government on Friday cut its view on private consumption, which accounts for about 60 percent of the economy, saying that Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'

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