Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun consumption

4 senses of consumption

Sense 1
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake -- (the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating))
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 2
pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague -- (involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body)
       => tuberculosis, 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))

Sense 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")
       => demand -- (the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply")

Sense 4
consumption, using up, expenditure -- (the act of consuming something)
       => depletion -- (the act of decreasing something markedly)

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