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Definition 1: the act of consuming something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for consumption in the sense of this definition

(consumption is a kind of ...) the act of decreasing something markedly

(... is a kind of consumption ) the amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor)

Definition 2: the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for consumption in the sense of this definition

(consumption is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of consumption ) the act of consuming food

(... is a kind of consumption ) the act of swallowing

"one swallow of the liquid was enough" "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

(... is a kind of consumption ) the act of sucking

(... is a kind of consumption ) the act of consuming liquids

Definition 3: (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing - [noun denoting process]

Samples where consumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the consumption of energy has increased steadily

Synonyms for consumption in the sense of this definition

(consumption is a kind of ...) the ability and desire to purchase goods and services

"the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips" "the demand exceeded the supply"

(... is a kind of consumption ) buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth

(consumption belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 4: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for consumption in the sense of this definition

(consumption is a kind of ...) infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

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