|1.||the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp by eating, burning, etc|
|2.||economics expenditure on goods and services for final personal use|
|3.||the quantity consumed|
|4.||pathol a condition characterized by a wasting away of the tissues of the body, esp as seen in tuberculosis of the lungs|
|[C14: from Latin consumptiō a wasting, from consūmere to |
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.