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Noun consumption has 4 senses
  1. 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:
     eating, feeding; swallow, drink, deglutition; sucking, suck, suction; drinking, imbibing, imbibition
    Derived form: verb consume2
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. consumption, using up, expenditure - the act of consuming something
    --4 is a kind of depletion
    --4 has particulars: burnup
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