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Consumption meaning

consumption - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
  2. 2. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
  3. 3. A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption.
  4. 4. Act of consuming; wasting disease in the lungs.

consumption - examples of usage

  1. It was intended entirely for the consumption of the outside public. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Thus we come to see that wealth must be fitted for use and consumption in some way or other. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. We see, then, that it is simple folly to approve of consumption for its own sake, or because it benefits trade. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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