1. consumption

noun. ['kənˈsʌmpʃən, kənˈsʌmʃən'] the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating).


  • activity
  • swallow
  • bodily function
  • drinking
  • feeding
  • bodily process
  • eating
  • imbibition
  • ingestion
  • body process
  • deglutition
  • intake
  • uptake
  • drink
  • suction
  • sucking
  • suck


  • source
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant

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Rhymes with Consumption

  • resumption

How do you pronounce consumption?

Pronounce consumption as kənˈsəmʃən.

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Sentences with consumption

1. Noun, singular or mass
This is your rate of oxygen consumption, and is a measure of your rate of cellular respiration.

Quotes about consumption

1. Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
- Elise Boulding

2. There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself.
- Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

3. The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life's intimacy does not reveal it's dazzling consumption until the moment it gives out.
- Georges Bataille, Theory of Religion

2. consumption

noun. ['kənˈsʌmpʃən, kənˈsʌmʃən'] involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.


  • wasting disease
  • phthisis
  • pulmonary tuberculosis
  • TB
  • T.B.
  • white plague


  • disbelieve
  • dishonor
  • bottlefeed
  • starve

3. consumption

noun. ['kənˈsʌmpʃən, kənˈsʌmʃən'] the act of consuming something.


  • burnup
  • depletion
  • expenditure


  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation

4. consumption

noun. ['kənˈsʌmpʃən, kənˈsʌmʃən'] (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.


  • demand
  • use
  • use of goods and services
  • usance
  • economic consumption


  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • passive
  • active