1. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Similar word(s): ingestion, intake, uptake

Definition categories: act, activity

2. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Similar word(s): phthisis

Definition categories: state, tuberculosis

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

- the consumption of energy has increased steadily

Similar word(s): usance, use

Definition categories: process, demand

4. the act of consuming something

Similar word(s): expenditure

Definition categories: act, depletion

Sentences with consumption as a noun:

- The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.

- gross national consumption