[ UK /kənsˈʌmpʃən/ ]
[ US /kənˈsəmpʃən, kənˈsəmʃən/ ]
  1. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  2. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    the consumption of energy has increased steadily
  3. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  4. the act of consuming something
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How To Use consumption In A Sentence

  • But proposed regulations may force people to take stock of their daily energy consumption and could make us think twice about our festive decor. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ralphs et al. suggested no difference in locoweed consumption between native cattle and cattle introduced to locoweed under natural grazing conditions.
  • The decrease in myocardial oxygen consumption was evidenced by a gradual decline in atrioventricular oxygen difference, indicating a decrease in myocardial oxygen uptake relative to supply.
  • Definition: Consumption can be regarded as total expenditure by households on goods and services which yield utility in the current period.
  • ‘It will therefore serve a better purpose to issue official statements for media consumption,’ Bernama quoted him as saying.
  • It would also replace VAT with "eco-taxes" designed to modify people's consumption.
  • We had the tradition of preserving food and drink for long time consumption, by watching when the leaves began to fall and when there were changes happening to Nature.
  • While President Obama swore fealty to free trade, he also called for "balanced growth," which is diplo-speak for U.S. efforts to get China to spur domestic consumption and rely less on exports. Will Marshall: Does America Have a China Policy?
  • Britain's water companies are planning to meter water consumption.
  • It is worrisome for magazines and newspapers, since Internet media consumption is already higher than for print media.
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