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consumption (s) (noun), consumptions (pl)
1. The action or fact of consuming or destroying; destruction.
2. The dissipation of moisture by evaporation.
3. Wasting of the body by disease; a wasting disease; now applied specifically to pulmonary consumption or phthisis (wasting or gradual deterioration of the body).
4. Wasteful expenditure, waste.
5. The using up of material, the use of anything as food, or for the support of any process.
6. The destructive employment or utilization of the products of industry.
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