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.
This familiar presence of consumption made it impossible for most medical men to believe it was infectious at all.
The help that Frank suggests is a tax on consumption (basically on earnings minus savings).
There wasn't enough to buy medicine for the girl, who was dying of consumption.
The poor devil had consumption, too, and probably he'll never see them again.
consumption and pneumonia appeared, and assumed frightful aspects.
A great saving has also been made in the consumption of coal.
I mean the consumption at home, for of the foreign consumption I have spoken already.
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.