Consumption

A wasting away of the body, especially from pulmonary tuberculosis

Consumption

The use of a product or service by an end user until it has no remaining value. :: Food Safety Promotion Board (8th Edition)
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Consumption

'a wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In physick, a waste of muscular flesh. It is frequently attended by a hectick fever and is divided by physicians into several kinds, according to the variety of its causes. Synonyms: marasmus (in the mid-nineteenth...
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consumption

(kәn-sump´shәn) the act of consuming, or the process of being consumed. a wasting away of the body. oxygen consumption the amount of oxygen consumed by the tissues of the body, usually measured as the oxygen uptake in the lung. The normal value is 250 mL...
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consumption

[n] - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing 2. [n] - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating) 3. [n] - the act of consuming something
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Consumption

• (n.) The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. • (n.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption. • (n.) The state or pr...
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consumption

intake noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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consumption

using up noun the act of consuming something
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consumption

(economics) In economics, the purchase of goods and services for final use, as opposed to providing for future production
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Consumption

[economics] Consumption is a major concept in economics and is also studied by many other social sciences. Economists are particularly interested in the relationship between consumption and income, and therefore in economics the consumption function plays a major role. Different schools of economists define production and consumption differ...
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consumption

[Noun] The act of using, eating or drinking something.
Example: His daily consumption of alcohol was 5 units.
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Consumption

[sociology] Theories of consumption have been a part of the field of sociology since its earliest days, dating back, at least implicitly, to the work of Karl Marx in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Thorstein Veblen`s (1899) The Theory of the Leisure Class is generally seen as the first major theoretical work to take consumption as its p...
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Consumption

Con·sump'tion noun [ Latin consumptio : confer French consomption .] 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. « Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the quality of his consumption .
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consumption

1. The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used. ... 2. Obsolete term for a wasting of the tissues of the body, usually tuberculous. ... Origin: L. Con-sumo, pp. -sumptus, to take up wholly, use up, waste ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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consumption

a wasting away of the body, most likely tuberculosis.
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Consumption

A wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis
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Consumption

A wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis. Synonyms marasmus (in the mid-nineteenth century), phthisis.
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Consumption

An old term for pulmonary tuberculosis, also called marasmus in the mid-nineteenth century, Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is usually caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection may result from inhalation of minute droplets of infected sputum which are given off by coughing, talking, or sneezing. Tuberculosis most often...
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Consumption

archaic or obsolete terms > Medical: Wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary disease.
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consumption

consumption = is the spending by households on goods and services...
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consumption

consumption 1. The action or fact of consuming or destroying; destruction. 2. The dissipation of moisture by evaporation. 3. Wasting of the body by disease; a wasting disease; now applied specifically to pulmonary consumption or phthisis. 4. Wasteful expenditure, waste. 5. The using up of material, the use of anything as food, or for the support of...
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consumption

consumption, in economics, direct utilization of goods and services by consumers, not including the use of means of production, such as machinery and factories (see capital). Consumption can be divided into public and private sectors. Consumption is also viewed as a basically subjective phenomenon, ...
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Consumption

Consumption, or Phthisis was a name formerly given for various diseases known by emaciation (serious loss of weight), debility, cough, hectic fever, and purulent expectoration, particularly tuberculosis which was unknown at the time. The predisposing causes were believed to be very variable, and around 1900 were reliably listed as: hereditary taint...
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Consumption

Consumption: An old and once common term for wasting away of the body, particularly from pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Other old TB terms include the King's evil or scrofula (TB of the lymph nodes in the neck) and Pott's disease (TB of the spine). The World Health Organization (WHO) in 'L'histoire de la tuberculose' notes that: 'In 460 BC Hippocrate...
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Consumption

Expenditure by households on goods and services which satisfy current wants.
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