consumption

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Synonyms for consumption

Synonyms for consumption

a quantity consumed

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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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Personal estate (as has been before remarked), from the difficulty in tracing it, cannot be subjected to large contributions, by any other means than by taxes on consumption.
I found that the youth spent a great part of each day in collecting wood for the family fire, and during the night I often took his tools, the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the consumption of several days.
Ruby Gillis is dying of galloping consumption," said Mrs.
He had gone all to ruin with the drink, however, and lost his power; one of his sons, who was a good man, had kept him and the family up for a year or two, but then he had got sick with consumption.
He merged the collection of revenue into one channel, taxing consumption in bulk instead of taxing property.
There now remained only the question of air; for allowing for the consumption of air by Barbicane, his two companions, and two dogs which he proposed taking with him, it was necessary to renew the air of the projectile.