Meaning of CONSUMPTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kənsʌmpʃ(ə)n ]


The consumption of fuel or natural resources is the amount of them that is used or the act of using them.

The laws have led to a reduction in fuel consumption in the US.

...a tax on the consumption of non-renewable energy resources.

N-UNCOUNT : with supp


The consumption of food or drink is the act of eating or drinking something, or the amount that is eaten or drunk. ( FORMAL )

Most of the wine was unfit for human consumption...

The average daily consumption of fruit and vegetables is around 200 grams...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp


Consumption is the act of buying and using things.

Recycling the waste from our increased consumption is better than burning it.



see also conspicuous consumption

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