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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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  • Whisky and bourbon to bring cheer to spirits market
    The growing popularity of cocktails will drive consumption of brown spirits such as whisky and bourbon to rise more than other types of alcohol by end 2018, the head of international wine trade show Vinexpo said. White spirits would remain the most popular drinks but their expansion is expected to either slow or weaken by 2018, a study by the International Wine an Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'
  • Need to Optimize Energy Consumption Will Play a Major Role in the Global Home Automation System Market: TechNavio
    The Global Home Automation System Market is expected to grow significantly at a CAGR of 56.75 percent from 2014-2019, according to a new report from tech-focused research firm Tech Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'
  • The EIA’s take on natural gas consumption trends in 2015
    Total natural gas consumption is forecasted to increase to 73.8 billion Bcf/d in 2015 and 74.8 Bcf/d in 2016—compared to an estimated 73.6 Bcf/d in 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Consumption'

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