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noun [uncountable] consumption pronunciation in British English /kənˈsʌmpʃ(ə)n/

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  1. 1
    the use of something such as fuel or energy, or the amount that people use

    The government is determined to reduce the UK's total energy consumption.

    Many newer cars have a much lower fuel consumption.

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  2. 2
    formal the process of eating, drinking, or smoking something
    fit/unfit for human consumption:

    Most of the meat was unfit for human consumption.

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    1. a.
      the amount that someone eats, drinks, or smokes

      Most people need to increase their daily consumption of fruit and vegetables.

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