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Synonyms for consumption
kənˈsʌmp ʃən

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consumption

    decline, decay, expenditure, waste, decrement, lessening, decrease

    growth, development, enlargement, augmentation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptakenoun

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

    phthisis, use, expenditure, use of goods and services, uptake, inhalation, pulmonary tuberculosis, using up, wasting disease, breathing in, aspiration, economic consumption, ingestion, inlet, intake, usance, inspiration, white plague

  2. pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plaguenoun

    involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

    phthisis, use, uptake, usance, white plague, expenditure, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, drug addiction, using up, intake, ingestion, economic consumption, use of goods and services

  3. consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and servicesnoun

    (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

    "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

    phthisis, usage, use, custom, habit, expenditure, use of goods and services, uptake, ingestion, exercise, role, pulmonary tuberculosis, using up, wasting disease, utilization, employment, economic consumption, manipulation, intake, usance, enjoyment, function, purpose, white plague, utilisation

  4. consumption, using up, expenditurenoun

    the act of consuming something

    spending, phthisis, use, expenditure, outgo, uptake, ingestion, pulmonary tuberculosis, using up, wasting disease, economic consumption, expending, intake, outlay, usance, white plague, use of goods and services

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. consumptionnoun

    extinction, destruction, waste, expenditure

  2. consumptionnoun

    phthisis, marasmus, atrophy, decline, tabes, gradual wasting, progressive emaciation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. consumptionnoun

    phthisis, consuming

  2. consumptionnoun


    Associated words:
    tubercular, tubercle, tuberculin, hectic, consumptive, pectoral

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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How to use consumption in a sentence?

  1. Koji Kawakami:

    Education on the harm of secondhand smoke might increase if dentists became aware of the risk of( cavities) as well as tobacco consumption of their clients.

  2. Zsuzsanna Jakab:

    There is a very real risk that these gains will be lost if smoking and alcohol consumption continue at the current rate, this is especially relevant to young people, who may not live as long as their grandparents.

  3. Nicolas Delarocque:

    French consumption is like a pie that's already been divvied up and you have to fight to snatch a new one, mall owners now realise they're better off having downmarket stores that draw crowds rather than high-end ones that don't.

  4. Alexander Dobrindt:

    Of the 800,000 vehicles with false CO2 and consumption values, around 200,000 are on the road in Germany, we expect that for these cases the car tax will need to be adjusted.

  5. Natalie Muth:

    We know that an increase in price leads to a decrease in consumption, we know from the examples of communities where a sugary tax has already been implemented.

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