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|part of speech:
||the act or process of using up or consuming.
Consumption of fuel for heating increases during the cold winter months.The famine was caused by the consumption of crops by locusts.
||the result of such an act; the quantity consumed.
The doctor advised him to reduce his fat consumption.
||the purchase of goods and services.
Consumption in the U.S. is generally at its highest during the holiday season.
||a wasting away of living tissue, or of the body as a whole, esp. when caused by tuberculosis of the lungs.
The writer George Orwell died of consumption at the age of 46.
||drain, possession, take