n.1.The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
2.The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
3.(Med.) 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.
Consumption of the bowels
(Med.) inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tubercular disease.
Noun1.consumption - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Synonyms: ingestion, intake, uptake
2.consumption - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
3.consumption - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
4.consumption - the act of consuming something
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