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consumption

con·sump·tion

consumption

 
 
pronunciation:
kn suhmp shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of using up or consuming.
definition 2: the result of such an act; the quantity consumed.
definition 3: the purchase of goods and services.
 
definition 4: a wasting away of living tissue or of the body, esp. when caused by tuberculosis of the lungs.
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