- Older Use.tuberculosis of the lungs.
- progressive wasting of the body.
Origin of consumption
Synonyms for consumption
Examples from the Web for over-consumption
Contemporary Examples of over-consumption
We want an end to the processed culture of exploitation & over-consumption.Occupy Wall Street's Empty Protests
October 3, 2011
Historical Examples of over-consumption
In a word, what had happened was not over-consumption, but under-consumption.The Evolution of Modern Capitalism
John Atkinson Hobson
He attributed his illness to an over-consumption of fruit when he was twenty-one.The Critical Game
John Albert Macy
Indeed, over-consumption of common salt is harmful, besides leading to unnatural thirst.Papers on Health
Word Origin for consumption
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.