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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. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Act of consuming; wasting disease in the lungs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act or process of consuming. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A wasting disease; phthisis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Usage examples for consumption

  1. Although consumption is not inherited and does not belong in the climate it is getting very popular. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. Women went about with oranges and ginger- beer, and there was a terrible consumption of nuts going on. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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