Having another person buy you a gift stretches your consumption possibilities beyond the limits of your own imagination.
Gaviria says he believes that “the U.S. should start thinking about dealing with consumption, based on the European model.”
Thirty years is all the time we have to dramatically change our consumption of fossil fuels—or face catastrophe.
late 14c., "wasting of the body by disease; wasting disease" (replacing Old English yfeladl "the evil disease"), from Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptionem (nominative consumptio) "a using up, wasting," noun of state from past participle stem of consumere (see consume). Meaning "the using up of material" is 1530s.
consumption con·sump·tion (kən-sŭmp'shən)
The act or process of using up something.
A progressive wasting of body tissue.
Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in technical use.