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Noun consumption has 4 senses
- consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
--1 is a kind of bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
--1 has particulars:
- pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
--2 is a kind of tuberculosis, TB, T.B.
- consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
--3 is a kind of demand
--3 has particulars: conspicuous consumption
- consumption, using up, expenditure - the act of consuming something
--4 is a kind of depletion
--4 has particulars: burnup