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"Consumption" in Spanish : Consumo
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Pronunciation : Con*sump"tion Part of Speech : n.. Etymology : [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.] Definition : 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.
Defn: 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.