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Definition of Consumption

Consumption

  1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
  2. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
  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.

Consumption Quotations

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
Adam Smith

I'm not against extracting a modest amount of wildlife out of the ocean for human consumption, but I am really concerned about the large-scale industrial fishing that engages in destructive practices like trawling and longlining.
Sylvia Earle

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

You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.
Noam Chomsky
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Consumption Translations

consumption in Dutch is longtering, tering, tuberculose
consumption in French is consommation
consumption in Italian is consumo
consumption in Latin is phthisis
consumption in Spanish is consumo

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