consumption

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsʌmp.ʃən/
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Noun[edit]

consumption (uncountable)

  1. The act of consuming something.
    The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  2. The amount consumed.
    gross national consumption
  3. (pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
  4. (pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.

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