consumption

  

Definition

The process in which the substance of a thing is completely destroyed, used up, or incorporated or transformed into something else. Consumption of goods and services is the amount of them used in a particular time period.

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  • The manufacture of the new chemical was considered dangerous because it required the consumption of large quantities of volatile hydrocarbon based chemicals.

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  • Too much consumption of alcohol can cause short and long term series health effects and even result in permanent bodily damage or death.

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  • A small naturalistic pharmacy created the perfect medicine for colds. It became a popular drug. A larger company got involved with them causing a great consumption of their product. The product was taken remade and renamed, but it never worked the same again.

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