More definitions of "consumption":
- (noun): (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.
Example: "The consumption of energy has increased steadily"
Synonyms: economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services
- (noun): The act of consuming something.
Synonyms: using up, expenditure
- (noun): Involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.
Synonyms: pulmonary tuberculosis, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague
Famous quotes containing the word consumption:
“There is held to be no surer test of civilisation than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognisable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilisation altogether.”
—Havelock Ellis (18591939)
“So it is with books, for the most part: they work no redemption on us. The bookseller might certainly know that his customers are in no respect better for the purchase and consumption of his wares. The volume is dear at a dollar, and after to reading to weariness the lettered backs, we leave the shop with a sigh, and learn, as I did without surprise of a surly bank director, that in bank parlors they estimate all stocks of this kind as rubbish.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I should like to suggest that at least on the face of it a stroke by stroke story of a copulation is exactly as absurd as a chew by chew account of the consumption of a chickens wing.”
—William Gass (b. 1924)