Meaning of CONSUMPTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˈsəm(p)-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption-, consumptio, from consumere

Date: 14th century


a. : a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis

b. : tuberculosis


a. : the act or process of consuming

consumption of food

consumption of resources

b. : use by or exposure to a particular group or audience

the document was not intended for public consumption

3. : the utilization of economic goods in the satisfaction of wants or in the process of production resulting chiefly in their destruction, deterioration, or transformation

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.