Dictionary Results for consumption

1. consumption - noun

· the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Synonym(s): ingestion, intake, uptake

Hypernym(s): bodily_process, body_process, bodily_function, activity

2. consumption - noun

· involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Synonym(s): pulmonary_tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting_disease, white_plague

Hypernym(s): tuberculosis, TB, T.B.

3. consumption - noun

· (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

Synonym(s): economic_consumption, usance, use, use_of_goods_and_services

Hypernym(s): demand

4. consumption - noun

· the act of consuming something

Synonym(s): using_up, expenditure

Hypernym(s): depletion

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