Fellure though takes a far stricter line on the consumption of alcohol, believing it is explicitly forbidden in the Bible.
Having another person buy you a gift stretches your consumption possibilities beyond the limits of your own imagination.
A new book argues that willpower is tied directly to consumption of glucose—and we can teach ourselves new behavior.
This familiar presence of consumption made it impossible for most medical men to believe it was infectious at all.
Cities on our initial per capita ranking that were not accounted for in the consumption survey were given a normalized score.
There wasn't enough to buy medicine for the girl, who was dying of consumption.
Its milk is very good also, and of use to people in consumption.
consumption and pneumonia appeared, and assumed frightful aspects.
All control of consumption will disappear when the emergency has passed.
I mean the consumption at home, for of the foreign consumption I have spoken already.
late 14c., "wasting of the body by disease; wasting disease" (replacing Old English yfeladl "the evil disease"), from Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptionem (nominative consumptio) "a using up, wasting," noun of state from past participle stem of consumere (see consume). Meaning "the using up of material" is 1530s.
consumption con·sump·tion (kən-sŭmp'shən)
The act or process of using up something.
A progressive wasting of body tissue.
Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in technical use.