consumption

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptio.

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Noun[edit]

consumption (uncountable)

  1. The act of consuming, i.e., burning something.
    The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  2. The act of eating, drinking or using.
  3. The amount consumed.
    gross national consumption
  4. (pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
  5. (pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis & other diseases that cause wasting away, lung infection &c.

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