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  • noun

Synonyms for consumption

Synonyms for consumption

a quantity consumed


an infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs

Synonyms for consumption

involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

the act of consuming something

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It was Emil Gluck that caused the terrible German-American War, with the loss of 800,000 lives and the consumption of almost incalculable treasure.
His scheme levied a toll on the consumption by means of direct taxation and suppressed the whole machinery of indirect taxation.
Suppose a share assessed to each person of one or two francs for the consumption of salt and you obtain ten or a dozen millions; the modern "gabelle" disappears, the poor breathe freer, agriculture is relieved, the State receives as much, and no tax-payer complains.
The increase of alcoholic consumption is automatic.
By this time, however, Keats himself was stricken with consumption, and in the effort to save his life a warmer climate was the last resource.
A number of little businesses were started; they went on at first but slowly, but from day to day their progress became more rapid; and now sixty carts full of the various products of the district set out every Monday for Grenoble, and there is more buckwheat grown for poultry food than they used to sow for human consumption.
The gout, the rheumatism, the stone, the gravel, and the consumption, have all their several patrons in the faculty; and none more than the nervous fever, or the fever on the spirits.
Joel Hartley at home, who was so sick with the consumption, HAD to sleep out of doors.
It isn't that I've got the consumption, you know, like Joel Hartley.
Even the servants in the kitchen share in the general prosperity; and, somehow, during the stay of Miss MacWhirter's fat coachman, the beer is grown much stronger, and the consumption of tea and sugar in the nursery (where her maid takes her meals) is not regarded in the least.
Thinking over what he would say, he somewhat regretted that he should have to use his time and mental powers for domestic consumption, with so little to show for it, but, in spite of that, the form and contents of the speech before him shaped itself as clearly and distinctly in his head as a ministerial report.
I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption, but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots which I gathered from a neighbouring wood.
I've seen fellows strong as bulls fight a hard battle and die inside the year of consumption, or kidney disease, or anything else.
Coming down to a later time, and a very different day, what do YOU know of the gradual sinking beneath consumption, or the quick wasting of fever--the grand results of "life" and dissipation--which men have undergone in these same rooms?
Katerina Ivanovna is in consumption, rapid consumption; she will soon die," said Raskolnikov after a pause, without answering her question.