Synonyms for consumption

Synonyms for (noun) consumption

Synonyms: consumption, using up, expenditure

Definition: the act of consuming something

Similar words: depletion

Definition: the act of decreasing something markedly


Synonyms: uptake, consumption, ingestion, intake

Definition: the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Similar words: bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity

Definition: an organic process that takes place in the body

Usage: respiratory activity


Synonyms: consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services

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

Usage: the consumption of energy has increased steadily

Similar words: demand

Definition: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services

Usage: the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips; the demand exceeded the supply


Synonyms: phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, wasting disease, white plague

Definition: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Similar words: tuberculosis, T.B., TB

Definition: infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)