Adjective "consumption" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The action of using up a resource.
  1. 'The government also came up with a set of contingency plans featuring the reduction of energy consumption.'
  2. 'Real sustainability depends on reducing energy consumption in much of the world and generating locally as much as possible.'
  3. 'By the end of the year-long project, York should have significantly reduced its energy consumption.'
  4. 'Behavioral interventions have also attempted to reduce energy consumption and pollution by altering transportation-related behavior.'
  5. 'An alternative way we are lowering our resource consumption is by changing our yard.'
  6. 'Lots of people think about energy saving measures and doing it is critical if we are going to reduce energy consumption.'
  7. 'Building best-practice homes can eliminate waste in the construction process, as well as reduce water and energy consumption.'
  8. 'I really appreciate their simple style of living, with minimal consumption of resources like water, space, energy, etc.'
  9. 'My wife and I decided to do our bit to reduce energy consumption by buying a modern refrigerator a few months ago.'
  10. 'Through these measures, they reduced energy and water consumption while lowering the operating and maintenance cost of the building.'
  11. 'liquor is sold for consumption off the premises'
  12. 'We had the tradition of preserving food and drink for long time consumption, by watching when the leaves began to fall and when there were changes happening to Nature.'
  13. 'A significant increase in drink prices will moderate consumption.'
  14. 'These filters produce clean water for consumption, such as drinking and cooking.'
  15. 'Men who increased consumption by one drink per day had a heart attack risk 22 per cent lower than those whose intake remained unchanged.'
  16. 'Dentists put the huge increase in tooth erosion down to the growing consumption of acidic drinks such as fruit juice, fruit tea, sports drinks and fizzy drinks.'
  17. 'Like many successful Irish events, Dublin football games are bound up with the vast consumption of drink.'
  18. 'Excessive consumption of soft drinks in childhood has been shown to lead to calcium deficiency and more broken bones.'
  19. 'But snack and soft drink consumption are on the rise, while milk-drinking is decreasing.'
  20. 'The coffee shop, which has been open in Blackheath since 2001, has never received planning permission to sell food for consumption on the premises.'
  21. 'Judge Martin said the present levels of drink and drug consumption are scandalous.'
  22. 'The per capita use of energy throughout the developing world is a mere one-fifteenth of the consumption enjoyed in the United States.'
  23. 'Daily consumption ranged from its lowest level - 23.67ML on Australia Day, to a peak of 27.2ML last Tuesday.'
  24. 'Last week, the daily consumption rose by 0.88ML per day to 25.12ML.'
  25. 'Most meals are frugal and simple with the daily consumption of meat kept to a minimum.'
  26. 'There are 18.2 days of diesel fuel reserves with a daily consumption of 72,000 KL a day.'
  27. 'For many people, physical inactivity may be a more significant factor in the development and maintenance of excess body weight than in the consumption of extra calories.'
  28. 'The consumption of large amounts of refined starches can lead to increases in blood-sugar levels.'
  29. 'It has a fuel consumption of 12.3mpg and produces 545g/km of C02, according to government statistics.'
  30. 'Some kind of ration system may also be considered to restrict the consumption of oil.'
  31. 'One of the biggest problems the resort faced was the daily consumption of bread needed to feed the herd.'
  32. 'industry faced a serious challenge in trying to stimulate consumption'
  33. 'Identity in these contemporary worlds, writes Bean and Moni, is constructed through the consumption of goods with selfhood vested in things.'
  34. 'Stock market wealth is down and the consumption that happens when Americans feel richer is disappearing.'
  35. 'Many futurists believe that the desire of retirees to protect their wealth will increase their consumption of financial services.'
  36. 'Mass consumption, stimulative consumer policies, and revolutions in wholesaling and retailing led to the convergence of regional economies.'
  37. 'Second, the administration's tax cuts are ineffective at stimulating consumption because they are so heavily targeted at high-income groups.'
  38. 'Nearly every CEO we have talked with all over the course of years have invested billions of dollars in China, talking about it as a consumption market.'
  39. 'They are changing it from a stock market bubble to a consumption and housing bubble.'
  40. 'There is evidence that an inverse relation exists between investment in private consumption and investment in public goods.'
  41. 'If they remain in power they will have to find a way to raise taxes on the middle class and the poor, probably through a regressive consumption tax.'
  42. 'There were however only small increases in private and public consumption and there was a decline in construction and capital investment.'
  43. 'A great deal of our consumption of entertainment has replaced the mindless drudgery that once occupied many hours of most people's days.'
  44. 'We regret to interrupt your daily information consumption, but terrible news has come over the wire.'
  45. 'Many news executives say they realize the need to do something to catch up with the changing media consumption habits of their audience, but they're not sure what to do.'
  46. 'But now there are two new primary tasks - communication (via email) and information consumption.'
  47. 'The reader, viewer or audience is actively involved in the construction of the work of art, and without the act of reception / consumption, the cultural product is incomplete.'
  48. 'Like any other host, my mission was to add value to my program's product - the performers and their records - for consumption by the listening audience.'
  49. 'Let me give you some examples of how data visualization flash charts simply information dissemination and consumption.'
  50. 'Provide each city, its arts institutions and collectors with the inspiration to purchase work for public consumption.'
  51. 'Over the course of the ten-day event, which kicks off on November 23, a short season of her films will be presented for public consumption.'
  52. 'On the other hand, there is, I think, an impact on how people view the world politically which they take from their entertainment consumption.'
A wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
  1. 'He caught the consumption from his son, whereby he soon followed him to the grave.'
  2. 'During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, consumption was considered incurable by most people, patients and physicians alike.'

More definitions

1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction.

2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline.

3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value.

4. Pathology. Older Use. tuberculosis of the lungs. progressive wasting of the body.

More examples(as adjective)

"growths can be consumption."

"taxes can be consumption."

"patterns can be consumption."

"items can be consumption."

"bases can be consumption."

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Late Middle English: from Latin consumptio(n-), from the verb consumere (see consume).