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Definitions of consumption

  1. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of consuming something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The act of using up; as, the consumption of sugar; the state or process of being used up; a gradual wasting away; pulmonary tuberculosis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. The using up of a material or force. 2. A wasting of the tissues of the body. 3. Tuberculosis, especially of the lungs or intestine. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Phthisis; a pulmonary disease, characterized by waste of tissue. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. The act of using up: a disease in the lungs, which gradually wastes away the frame-PHTHISIS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of consuming; wasting disease in the lungs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act or process of consuming. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A wasting disease; phthisis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of consuming or wasting away; the state of being wasted; a wasting of flesh; a gradual decay of the body; a disease of the lungs, attended with hectic fever, cough, &c.; phthisis; the use and expenditure of the industrial productions of a state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The act of consuming; a wasting away of the body by disease, generally understood of the lungs; the use of the products of industry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. 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. dictgcide_fs
  19. kon-sum'shun, n. the act of using up or consuming--the converse of production--also CONSUMPT'; pulmonary consumption, a more or less rapidly advancing process of lung destruction, with progressive emaciation--phthisis, tuberculosis.--adj. CONSUMP'TIVE, wasting away: inclined to the disease consumption.--adv. CONSUMP'TIVELY.--ns. CONSUMP'TIVENESS, a tendency to consumption; CONSUMPTIV'ITY. [See CONSUME.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. This condition precedes death in the greater part of chronic diseases, and particularly in phthisis pulmonalis: on this account it is, that phthisis has received the name consumption- See Phthisis. Fievre de Consomption, Consumptive fever, is the same as Hectic fever. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  21. [Latin] A using up. na
  22. [Latin] A wasting away; especially, a wasting disease (phthisis), of the lungs or a tuberculous disease of other organs, as C. of the bowels. na
  23. Using up; destruction; waste; amount consumed; wasting disease, esp. pulmonary c., phthisis. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Wasting of the body; pulmonary tuberculosis. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. A using up, also the amount used up in a given time. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. A wasting away of the body, especially as the result of pulmonary tuberculosis, also that disease itself. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. n. [Latin] Act of consuming; waste; —state of being wasted, or diminished; —decay of the body, especially a disease in the lungs, attended with a hectic fever, cough, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. The act of consuming, waste; the state of wasting or perishing; a waste of muscular flesh, attended with a hectic fever. Complete Dictionary
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