HyperDic: consumption

English > 4 senses of the word consumption:
NOUNactconsumption, ingestion, intake, uptakethe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
stateconsumption, pulmonary tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting disease, white plagueinvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
processconsumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
actconsumption, using up, expenditurethe act of consuming something
consumption > pronunciation
Soundskahnsah'mpshahn; kahnsah'mshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > consumption: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating).
Synonymsingestion, intake, uptake
Narrowerdrinking, imbibing, imbibitionThe act of consuming liquids / liquids
eating, feedingThe act of consuming food
sucking, suck, suctionThe act of sucking / sucking
swallow, drink, deglutitionThe act of swallowing
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishconsumo, ingesta, ingestión
Catalanconsum, ingesta, ingestió
Verbsconsumeserve oneself to, or consume regularly
English > consumption: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningInvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.
Synonymspulmonary tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague
Broadertuberculosis, TB, T.B.infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages / stages)
Spanishtisis, tuberculosis, tuberculosis pulmonar
Catalantisi, tuberculosi, tuberculosi pulmonar
English > consumption: 4 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.
Example"the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
Synonymseconomic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services
Categoryeconomics, economic science, political economyThe branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
Narrowerconspicuous consumptionbuying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
BroaderdemandThe ability and desire to purchase goods and services
Spanishconsumo
Catalanconsum
English > consumption: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of consuming something.
Synonymsusing up, expenditure
NarrowerburnupThe amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor)
BroaderdepletionThe act of decreasing something markedly
Spanishconsumo
Catalanconsum

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