Definition and Meanings for consumption
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Part of Speech of consumption
Etymology of consumption
Meaning of consumption
- the act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
- the state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
- a progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption.