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consumption

  

      n  
1    the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp. by eating, burning, etc.  
2      (Economics)   expenditure on goods and services for final personal use  
3    the quantity consumed  
4      (Pathol)   a condition characterized by a wasting away of the tissues of the body, esp. as seen in tuberculosis of the lungs  
     (C14: from Latin consumptio a wasting, from consumere to consume)  


conspicuous consumption  
      n   spending in a lavish or ostentatious way, esp. to impress others with one's wealth  
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tuberculosis  
      n   a communicable disease caused by infection with the tubercle bacillus, most frequently affecting the lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis),   (Also called)    consumption, phthisis            (Abbrev.)    TB  
     (C19: from New Latin; see tubercle, -osis)  


conspicuous consumption  
      n   spending in a lavish or ostentatious way, esp. to impress others with one's wealth  
consumption         
      n  
1    the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp. by eating, burning, etc.  
2      (Economics)   expenditure on goods and services for final personal use  
3    the quantity consumed  
4      (Pathol)   a condition characterized by a wasting away of the tissues of the body, esp. as seen in tuberculosis of the lungs  
     (C14: from Latin consumptio a wasting, from consumere to consume)  

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consumption

  
1    consuming, decay, decrease, depletion, destruction, diminution, dissipation, drain, exhaustion, expenditure, loss, use, using up, utilization, waste  
2      (Medical)   atrophy, emaciation, phthisis, T.B., tuberculosis  

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collaborative consumption n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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