Definitions of consumption

  1. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  2. the act of consuming something
  3. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth ( as by eating)
  4. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
  5. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
  6. 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.
  7. The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.
  8. The act of using up; as, the consumption of sugar; the state or process of being used up; a gradual wasting away; pulmonary tuberculosis.
  9. 1. The using up of a material or force. 2. A wasting of the tissues of the body. 3. Tuberculosis, especially of the lungs or intestine.
  10. Phthisis; a pulmonary disease, characterized by waste of tissue.
  11. The act of using up: a disease in the lungs, which gradually wastes away the frame- PHTHISIS.
  12. Act of consuming; wasting disease in the lungs.
  13. The act or process of consuming.
  14. A wasting disease; phthisis.
  15. The act of consuming or wasting away; the state of being wasted; a wasting of flesh; a gradual decay of the body; a disease of the lungs, attended with hectic fever, cough, & c.; phthisis; the use and expenditure of the industrial productions of a state.
  16. The act of consuming; a wasting away of the body by disease, generally understood of the lungs; the use of the products of industry.

Usage examples for consumption

  1. Although consumption is not inherited and does not belong in the climate it is getting very popular. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. Women went about with oranges and ginger- beer, and there was a terrible consumption of nuts going on. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. There is a form of very rapid, or so- called galloping consumption, which is seldom observed before the age of seven years; generally two or three years later. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  4. From her wasted appearance one might suppose she was in a consumption, but this fatal disease is unknown in Iceland. – A Girl's Ride in Iceland by Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  5. He died in consumption and left her with three little children to support. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  6. This is due to excessive consumption of tea. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  7. Another Frenchman inquired for a girl, on whom he could depend, to wait on his wife, who was in a consumption. – Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America by Moses Grandy
  8. But the consumption of good things affords them pleasure too. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. And ill too, dying of consumption! – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  10. We found one very piteous case of a poor woman in the last stage of consumption. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  11. And how I must work, by what handle I shall grasp the world and justify my consumption of its food, that begins to appear. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  12. This illness threatened to turn into consumption- a danger happily averted. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  13. He subsided into a family living given to him by Sir Peter, and tried to die of consumption. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  14. His health endured perfectly, but she began to waste under her constant exertions, and her husband feared that he saw symptoms of consumption; but she was full of delight at some appearances in his wound that made her imagine that it had carried off the disease, and that his danger was over. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. 2. Increase of consumption, owing to the great growth of the manufacturing population, England during the war having almost a monopoly of the trade of Europe. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  16. To all appearance he was slowly dying of consumption. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne