Synonyms for consumption
- using up
- wear and tear
Antonyms for consumption
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSUMPTION
The poor devil had consumption, too, and probably he'll never see them again.
Her name was Vincent, and her husband, a gilder by trade, had been carried off by consumption.
Often a patient is described by his doctor as suffering from consumption.
A great saving has also been made in the consumption of coal.
He says, your Highness, that I am like a snake in a consumption!
The North can produce enough for its own consumption, and more.
Our consumption has greatly increased since the restraints of war.
Consumption and Scrofula, though similar, are not the same disease.
But it would have been too much trouble to cook it for the consumption of magazine readers.
Consumption—the jockey's Old Man of the Sea—had arrived at last.
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.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSUMPTION
- wasting away