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consumption

noun confectio, consumptio, decay, decomposition, decrement, depletion, desolation, devastation, diminishment, diminution, dissipation, expenditure, loss, ravage, ruin, ruination, usage, use, using up, utilization, wastage, waste, wastefulness, wear, withering
Associated concepts: business consumption, consumption in interstate commerce, consumption of goods, consumption of intoxicating liquors, for use and consumption
See also: decline, destruction, deterioration, erosion, expense, prostration, sacrifice, waste
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