- Older Use.tuberculosis of the lungs.
- progressive wasting of the body.
Origin of consumption
Synonyms for consumption
Examples from the Web for overconsumption
Contemporary Examples of overconsumption
Scientists are increasingly linking population growth and overconsumption to our environmental challenges.New Poll Finds Americans Are Worried About Runaway Population Growth
February 28, 2013
Historical Examples of overconsumption
The Porto Ricans are not given to the overconsumption of alcoholic drinks.Social Problems in Porto Rico
Fred K. Fleagle
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.