Consumption

Definition of Consumption

Con`sump´tion
n.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.
- Burke.
2.The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
3.(Med.) 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.
Consumption of the bowels
(Med.) inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tubercular disease.

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